Cd-doped ZnO nano crystalline thin films prepared at 723K by spray pyrolysis

Sumanth Joishy, B. V. Rajendra

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Abstract

Ternary Zn1-xCdxO(x=0.10, 0.40, 0.70 at.%) thin films of 0.025M precursor concentration have been successfully deposited on preheated (723K) glass substrates using spray pyrolysis route. The structure, morphology and optical properties of deposited films have been characterized by X-ray diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and UV-Visible spectrophotometry. X-ray diffraction study shows that the prepared films are polycrystalline in nature. 10% Cd doped ZnO film belongs to the hexagonal wurtzite system and 70% Cd doped ZnO film belongs to the cubic system, although mixed phases were formed for 40% Cd doped ZnO film. The optical transmittance spectra has shown red shift with increasing cadmium content. Optical energy band gap has been reduced with cadmium dopant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2017
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1942
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416345
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10-04-2018
Event62nd DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2017 - Anushaktinagar, Mumbai, India
Duration: 26-12-201730-12-2017

Conference

Conference62nd DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2017
CountryIndia
CityAnushaktinagar, Mumbai
Period26-12-1730-12-17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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