Proceedings in Radiochemistry
A Supplement to Radiochimica Acta
Electric field gradient at the 111Cd(←111In) site in Ga-doped ZnO
The time-differential perturbed angular correlation (TDPAC) method was applied to a study of the local environment at the 111Cd(←111In) probe nucleus introduced in 0.5 at. % Ga-doped ZnO. The TDPAC spectrum obtained at room temperature suggests that the doped Ga ions reside at the substitutional Zn site and they are locally associated in immediate proximity to the probe, reflecting strong attractive force between the probe and the dopants. The relative width of the magnitude of the electric field gradient produced at the probe nucleus shows that the doped Ga ion(s) adjacent to the probe is/are diversely distributed compared with doped In ion(s).