Morphological and Optical Properties of Pure and Mg Doped Tin Oxide Thin Films Prepared by Spray Pyrolysis Method
American Journal of Nanosciences
Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2017, Pages: 19-23
Received: Feb. 8, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 1, 2017; Published: May 8, 2017
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Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz Sakhta, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria
Ahmad Hamed Khdro, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria
Ali Naji Darwisho, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria
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Abstract
Pure Tin Oxide (SnO2) and Magnesium (Mg) doped SnO2 thin films have been deposited onto glass substrates by spray pyrolysis technique at the substrate temperature of 450°C. The doping concentration of Mg was varied from 1 to 9 wt% (with 2 wt% step) while all other deposition parameters such as substrate temperature, spray rate, carrier gas pressure and distance between spray nozzle to substrate were kept constant. The surface morphology and optical properties of the deposited thin films have been studied by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and UV visible spectroscopy. Average optical transmittance in the 400–900 nm range varies from 18.21% to 58.99% with varying Mg concentration in the film. Maximum band gap value of 3.90 eV is obtained for undoped SnO2.
Keywords
Thin Films, Spray Pyrolysis, Mg Doped Tin Oxide, Optical Properties, Scanning Electron Microscope
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Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz Sakhta, Ahmad Hamed Khdro, Ali Naji Darwisho, Morphological and Optical Properties of Pure and Mg Doped Tin Oxide Thin Films Prepared by Spray Pyrolysis Method, American Journal of Nanosciences. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2017, pp. 19-23. doi: 10.11648/j.ajn.20170302.11
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