Discovering multifunctional materials is of paramount importance for advancing the science and technology. Herein, we report on an optical phenomenon modulated by an electrical process that happened at the metal-ZnO:Cu junction, for which the light emission intensity from the photoluminescence is tuned reversibly by applying electric bias to the junction. Importantly, these observations were correlated with the x-ray absorption measurements, detecting prominent flips in Cu+/Cu2+ oxidation state occupations in ZnO:Cu film as a function of the resistive switching. Moreover, further analysis of the x-ray absorption data revealed an additional prominent correlation-the signals interpreted as the Zn-O bond fingerprints also exhibited the modulations. By considering the whole set of data, we propose a scenario explaining the modulation phenomena.

Photoluminescence intensity of Cu-doped ZnO modulated via defect occupancy by applying electric bias

Rezvani, Seyed Javad;
2022-01-01

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Discovering multifunctional materials is of paramount importance for advancing the science and technology. Herein, we report on an optical phenomenon modulated by an electrical process that happened at the metal-ZnO:Cu junction, for which the light emission intensity from the photoluminescence is tuned reversibly by applying electric bias to the junction. Importantly, these observations were correlated with the x-ray absorption measurements, detecting prominent flips in Cu+/Cu2+ oxidation state occupations in ZnO:Cu film as a function of the resistive switching. Moreover, further analysis of the x-ray absorption data revealed an additional prominent correlation-the signals interpreted as the Zn-O bond fingerprints also exhibited the modulations. By considering the whole set of data, we propose a scenario explaining the modulation phenomena.
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