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4th Edition of World Nanotechnology Conference

April 25-27, 2022

April 25 -27, 2022 | Las Vegas, USA
2022 Speakers

Aluminum-doped Zinc Oxide Nanorods: Challenges and Solutions

Lamya Al Farsi, Speaker at Speaker at World Nano 2022 - Lamya Al Farsi
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Title : Aluminum-doped Zinc Oxide Nanorods: Challenges and Solutions


Vertically aligned doped zinc oxide nanorods is a very promising material. It has the potential for use in a wide variety of applications such as photo catalysis, nano sensors, solar cells, and spintronic devices. While scientists and engineers have made great strides towards improving the properties of ZnO nanorods for the use in different applications, doping causes deterioration of the nanorods. This makes it difficult to characterize the actual properties of vertically aligned nanorods and makes is challenging to determine the best application for their use. Aluminum doping of ZnO nanorods enhances the electrical and optical properties of the nanorod and is one of the easiest and most cost-effective techniques that, if perfected, can improve the properties of the nanorod. This, in turn, is expected to increase the production of affordable high quality nanorods which will allow its wider use in practice. This talk will summarize studies that use different methods to overcome the problems faced in doping and present the techniques and methods our group used to get vertically aligned aluminum (Al) doped ZnO. In addition, we describe the use of atomistic simulation, and ab initio study to examine the detailed structural, electronic, and optical properties of Al doped ZnO.




I am currently a physics Ph.D. student at Sultan Qaboos University. I graduated from college of Education in 2000 with the Bachelor of Science. I worked as a physics high school teacher from 2000 to 20013. Then, I obtained my master’s degree in physics from Sultan Qaboos university in 2017.