Optical, electrical and magnetic properties of ZnO nanostructures


The bilateral Czech-Taiwanese project will focus on the basic research of the optical, electrical, and magnetic properties of the surface modified ZnO nanostructures and promotion of the cooperation between Czech and Taiwanese research groups by supporting the complementary studies of ZnO nanostructures. While the Czech's group is specialized in the field of ZnO nanorods growth, plasma etching and grafting, electric and optical characterization and theoretical modeling, recent research made by the Taiwanese group revealed that the magnetism of the wide band gap semiconductor nanostructures is strongly related to the grain boundaries. We will prove experimentally and explain theoretically the energy/charge transfer processes in the hybrid nanostructures, clarify the electronic structure and elucidate the kinetic processes in them, as they are to be determined experimentally.