Influence of Growth Temperature on Structure and Optical Properties of Tin Oxide Films by Spray Pyrolysis Method

Authors Y. Larbah , M. Adnane , A. Djelloul , M. Melouki

Materials Technology Department, Physics Faculty, Oran University of Sciences and Technology USTO-MB, BP1505 Oran, Algeria

Issue Volume 7, Year 2015, Number 3
Dates Received 20 June 2015; revised manuscript received 15 October 2015; published online 20 October 2015
Citation Y. Larbah, M. Adnane, A. Djelloul, M. Melouki, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 7 No 3, 03013 (2015)
PACS Number(s) 68.47.Gh, 78.20. – e
Keywords SnO2 (9) , Spray deposition, Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), Structural (40) , Optical and electrical properties.
Annotation Tin oxide films (SnO2) are prepared by the spray pyrolysis technique at different temperatures. The XRD measurement confirm that the thin films grown by this technique have good crystalline tetragonal rutile structures. The observations by scanning electron microscopy indicate that polycrystalline SnO2 film surfaces were formed by pyramidal grains (200 nm 300 nm), The composition on the films was obtained by Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), which is identical to the analysis EDS. Characterization by UV-visible spectrophotometry of thin films showed that the films have an optical transmission above 80 % in the visible and the values of Eg were in the range 3.98-4.02 eV.

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