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Investigation of optical and structural properties of tin-doped copper oxide thin films prepared by the drop-cast method

Investigation of optical and structural properties of tin-doped copper oxide thin films prepared... Tin-doped copper oxide (Sn:CuO) thin films produced by using the sol–gel drop-cast technique were examined and the effect of Sn doping concentration on the optical properties and the energy band gap of Sn:CuO thin films synthesized on the glass substrates using sol–gel method were investigated. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, spectrophotometer, scanning electron microscopy, and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis. The effect of Sn concentration on CuO structure has a critical role to control the structural and optical properties of the thin films. The energy band gap of thin films trends downward with increasing Sn concentration. The elemental analysis gives Sn ratio in the prepared thin films. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society Springer Journals

Investigation of optical and structural properties of tin-doped copper oxide thin films prepared by the drop-cast method

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © Australian Ceramic Society 2021
ISSN
2510-1560
eISSN
2510-1579
DOI
10.1007/s41779-021-00669-z
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Abstract

Tin-doped copper oxide (Sn:CuO) thin films produced by using the sol–gel drop-cast technique were examined and the effect of Sn doping concentration on the optical properties and the energy band gap of Sn:CuO thin films synthesized on the glass substrates using sol–gel method were investigated. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, spectrophotometer, scanning electron microscopy, and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis. The effect of Sn concentration on CuO structure has a critical role to control the structural and optical properties of the thin films. The energy band gap of thin films trends downward with increasing Sn concentration. The elemental analysis gives Sn ratio in the prepared thin films.

Journal

Journal of the Australian Ceramic SocietySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 15, 2021

Keywords: Copper oxide; Sol–gel; X-ray diffraction; Morphology; Diffuse reflection

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