Electron paramagnetic resonance and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance study of Y-doping effect on the hydrogen shallow donors in ZnO nanoparticles

Yeon Ho Lee, Kyu Won Lee, Gi Wan Jeon, Cheol Eui Lee

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Hydrogen shallow donors in sol-gel-derived pristine and rare-earth Y-doped ZnO nanoparticles have been investigated by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and high-resolution 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). It is shown by EPR measurements that the energy level of the hydrogen shallow donors in the Y-doped ZnO is much deeper (E ∼ 174 meV) than in the pristine ZnO (E ∼ 75 meV). The temperature-dependent 1H NMR chemical shift and linewidth measurements of the pristine and the Y-doped ZnO systems indicated that Y-doping effectively modifies the lattice environment and hinders the hydrogen motions in the ZnO nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1015-1018
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sep 1



  • Electron paramagnetic resonance
  • Y-doping effect
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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