Influence of precursor solution concentration on structure and magnetic properties of zinc oxide thin films

H. S. Sindhu, Sumanth Joishy, B. V. Rajendra, P. D. Babu

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Abstract

Zinc oxide thin films were deposited on glass substrate at a substrate temperature of 673K by spray pyrolysis method using different concentration of 0.0125M, 0.025M and 0.05M of Zinc acetate solutions. The effect of molar concentrations on structure, surface morphology and magnetic properties of ZnO films were investigated using x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and vibrating sample magnetometer. All deposited films were polycrystalline in nature with hexagonal wurtzite structure having a preferential growth orientation along (101) plane. An improvement of crystallinity in the deposits with increasing concentration of sprayed solution was noticed. All deposit exhibit fibrous structure which increases with increase of precursor concentration solutions. At room temperature, all deposited films were shown diamagnetic character but when cooled to 5K, they have shown paramagnetic characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Materials Technologies
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages43-47
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783035710014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017
Event2016 International Conference on Smart Materials Technologies - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 18-05-201620-05-2016

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume724 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826

Conference

Conference2016 International Conference on Smart Materials Technologies
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period18-05-1620-05-16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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