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Ultraviolet electroluminescence from zinc oxide nanorods/deoxyribonucleic acid hybrid bio light-emitting diode
Author(s): Rohini B. Gupta; Swati Nagpal; Swati Arora; Pramod K. Bhatnagar; Parmatma C. Mathur

Paper Abstract

Ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diode using salmon deoxyribonucleic acid (sDNA)-cetyltrimethylammonium complex as an electron blocking layer and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods as emissive material was fabricated. UV emission, which was blue shifted up to 335 nm with respect to the band edge emission of 390 nm, was observed. This blue shift was caused due to accumulation of electrons in the conduction band of ZnO because of a high potential barrier existing at the sDNA/ZnO interface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2011
PDF: 7 pages
J. Nanophoton. 5(1) 059505 doi: 10.1117/1.3618630
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 5, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Rohini B. Gupta, Univ. of Delhi (India)
Swati Nagpal, Univ. of Delhi (India)
Swati Arora, Univ. of Delhi (India)
Pramod K. Bhatnagar, Univ. of Delhi (India)
Parmatma C. Mathur, Univ. of Delhi (India)


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