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Tritium beta-luminescence in ZnO nanowires

Liu, B and Yan, F and Philipose, U and Kherani, NP and Shmayda, W and Ruda, H and Chen, KP (2010) Tritium beta-luminescence in ZnO nanowires. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 43 (41). ISSN 0022-3727

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This paper reports on the observation of tritium-powered beta-luminescence (BL) in ZnO nanowires (NWs). The ZnO NWs, prepared using standard vapour-liquid-solid growth, were exposed to tritium betas emanating from a tritium gas source over a range of pressures and from a scandium tritide source. BL spectra were measured at room temperature, showing increasing signal strength with increasing tritium pressure and thus beta energy flux. Complementary photoluminescence studies with and without hydrogen impregnation indicate the quenching effect of hydrogen in ZnO NWs and thus reduced emission. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Liu, B
Yan, F
Philipose, U
Kherani, NP
Shmayda, W
Ruda, H
Chen, KPpec9@pitt.eduPEC90000-0002-4830-0817
Date: 20 October 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume: 43
Number: 41
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1088/0022-3727/43/41/415502
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0022-3727
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 20:13
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2021 15:55


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