Savarimuthu, E. and Sankarasubramanian, N. and Subramanian, B. and Jayachandran, M. and Sanjeeviraja, C. and Ramamurthy, S. (2006) Preparation and characterisation of nanostructured tin oxide (SnO,) films by sol-gel spin coating technique. Surface Engineering, 22 (4). pp. 268-276. ISSN 0267-0844

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Highly transparent tin oxide thin films (Sn02) have been prepared using the sol-gel spin coating technique, optimising process parameters such as the solute concentration, spin rate and time of the turn table, film thickness (number of coatings) and heat treatment temperature. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies point to the polycrystalline structure of the developed films. The films deposited under optimum conditions are highly transparent in the visible region with a transmittance of 94% at 550 nm and have a resistivity of 3 x R cm. The films have been obtained at a relatively low process temperature of 400°C.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transparent conducting oxide; Thin films; Nanostructure; Sol-gel process; Spin coating; Tin oxide; Gelation time; Spin rate; Spin time; Heat treatment; XRD studies; Optical properties; Oxygen vacancies; Electrical properlies; Surface morphology
Subjects: Electrochemical Materials Science
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2012 14:55
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2012 14:55

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