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ZnO has attracted increasing interest as promising material for optoelectronics and spintronics. Magnetic properties of ZnO can be controlled by doping with transition metal ions among which Fe3+ is one of the interesting candidates. We report on the properties of Fe3+ centres in hydrothermally and chemical vapour transport grown ZnO single crystals investigated by photo‐electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and optical spectroscopy. Detailed magneto‐optical studies of Zeeman components of spin‐forbidden electric dipole transitions 4T1 (G)→ 6A1 (6S) of Fe3+ centre in ZnO reveal the trigonal symmetry of fine structure of lowest Γ8 (4T1) excited state. The studies were performed in external magnetic fields up to 10 T and in the temperature range from 2 to 30 K. The energy positions of the Zeeman components at 8 T were measured as a function of the direction of applied magnetic field in (1̄210) and (0001 …
Publication date: 
1 Jun 2010

DV Azamat, J Debus, DR Yakovlev, V Yu Ivanov, M Godlewski, M Fanciulli, M Bayer

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Volume: 247 Issue: 6 Pages: 1517-1520
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