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Studies from Northwest University Further Understanding of Condensed Matter Physics

June 10, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- Research findings on Condensed Matter Physics are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Xi'an, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Well-aligned ZnO nanorod arrays with room temperature ferromagnetism were prepared on glass substrate through hydrothermal method. The as-prepared nanorod arrays were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), photoluminescence (PL) spectrum, and magnetization measurements."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Northwest University, "The XRD and SEM results indicated that the ZnO nanorods are with the wurtzite structure and exhibit preferential (002) orientation with c-axis perpendicular to the substrate surface. The PL results suggested that the possible defect in the as-prepared ZnO nanorod arrays might be V-Zn, Oi, or O-Zn."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The first-principles calculations reveal that the room temperature ferromagnetism may result from the VZn defects present in the ZnO nanorod and the hybridization of the Zn 3d states with O 2p states is responsible for the half-metallic ferromagnetism in ZnO nanorod."

For more information on this research see: Magnetic Properties of Well-Aligned ZnO Nanorod Arrays Grown by a Simple Hydrothermal Reaction. Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, 2014;():1-6. Advances in Condensed Matter Physics can be contacted at: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 410 Park Avenue, 15TH Floor, #287 Pmb, New York, NY 10022, USA. (Hindawi Publishing -; Advances in Condensed Matter Physics -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.N. Yun, Northwest Univ, Sch Informat Sci & Technol, Xian 710127, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include R. Qu, Z.Y. Zhang and J. Li.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Xi'an, Condensed Matter Physics, People's Republic of China

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