Dependence of Structural, Electrical, Optical and Surface Morphological Properties of Sol-Gel Spin Coated CdO Thin Films on the Process Temperature

Author(s) R. Rajammal1, K. Rajaram2, E. Savarimuthu 2, S. Arumugam2

1 Department of Physics, MVM Govt. Arts College for Women, Dindigul 624 001, Tamil Nadu, India

2 Department of Physics, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram 624 302, Tamil Nadu, India

Issue Volume 3, Year 2011, Number 1, Part 3
Dates Received 04 February 2011, published online 22 June 2011
Citation R. Rajammal, K. Rajaram, E. Savarimuthu, S. Arumugam, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 3 No1, 499 (2011)
PACS Number(s), 73.61.Ey, 78.20. – e, 68.55.J –
Key words Sol Gel spin coating, Thin films (51) , Cadmium oxide, Process temperature, Structural properties (8) .
Transparent conducting Cadmium Oxide thin films have been prepared on glass substrates by the simple sol-gel spin coating technique. The structural, electrical, optical and surface morphological properties of the deposited films have been studied with a view to investigate the effect of process temperature on the different physical properties of the films. It has been found that the process temperature has a strong influence on the properties of the CdO films and highly conducting poly crystalline CdO films with good transmittances have been obtained by controlling the deposition temperature and the results have been reported.