Effect of Cadmium Dopant on Structure and Optical Properties of ZnO Thin Films Prepared by Spray Pyrolysis Technique

Sumanth Joishy, H. S. Sindhu, B. V. Rajendra

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CdxZn1-xO (x = 0.00, 0.10 and 0.20) thin films were deposited on glass substrate by the chemical spray pyrolysis technique. The precursor solutions were obtained by varying the concentration of zinc acetate and cadmium acetate in double distilled water. Substrate temperature was fixed at 723K. The structure, surface morphology and optical properties of deposited films were studied using X-ray diffraction, Scanning electron microscope and UV-Visible spectrophotometer. All the films were polycrystalline in nature. The energy band gap of the films was decreased with increase in cadmium content. The influence of cadmium concentration in the films on the structure and optical properties were studied in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012050
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2018
Event2nd International Conference on Materials Science and Technology, ICMST 2016 - Kerala, India
Duration: 05-06-201608-06-2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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