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Emergent ferromagnetism in ZnO/Al2O3 core-shell nanowires: Towards oxide spinterfaces
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FIG. 1.

FESEM images of (a) uncoated ZnO NWs (UZO), (b) ZnO/AlO (AZO), and (c) annealed (A-AZO) core-shell structured NWs. The scale bars are 300 nm. (d) and (e) Corresponding XRD patterns.

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FIG. 2.

(a) loops of UZO, AZO, and A-AZO NWs measured at 5 and 300 K. (b) Raw data measured on the annealed core-shell nanowire sample A-AZO without subtracting the diamagnetic substrate contribution. The diamagnetic signal of a bare Si substrate is also shown. (c) loops of a control sample of ZnAlO nanocrystals. (d) RT data of as-grown NWs (UZO) and three ZnO/AlO core-shell samples (AZO) with various AlO thickness: 5, 15, and 30 nm. (e) ZFC and FC temperature-dependent magnetization curves of A-AZO and AZO measured in the temperature range of 5–380 K. (f) curve of the A-AZO sample in the extended temperature range of 5–780 K.

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FIG. 3.

TEM images of individual NWs of (a) the as-grown sample (UZO), (b) after AlO coating (AZO), and (c) the annealed AlO/ZnO core-shell nanowire sample (A-AZO). Insets show the corresponding SAED patterns and HRTEM images. The dashed line in the HRTEM image in (b) marks the AlO/ZnO interface. The thin solid line highlights the boundary of the rough ZnO nanowire core after reacting with the AlO shell. (d) Close-up HRTEM image of an A-AZO NW, showing regions of stacking faults (S.F.) and distorted structures (D.S.) as well as the ZnAlO phase at the interface area.

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FIG. 4.

(a) Schematic illustration of the epitaxial interface between ZnO and ZnAlO with their atomic crystal structures. (b) Illustration of the concept of producing magnetism in core-shell structured NWs of ZnO core wrapped by ZnAlO/AlO shell. It is noted that the individual components exhibit mainly diamagnetism, but ferromagnetism emerges in nanostructures with engineered “spinterfaces.”


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Scitation: Emergent ferromagnetism in ZnO/Al2O3 core-shell nanowires: Towards oxide spinterfaces