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Vol. 209, Issue 2, February 2017, pp. 20-27




Properties of Spray Pyrolysied Copper Oxide Thin Films

1 S. S. Roy and 2 A. H. Bhuiyan

1 Department of Physics, Dwarika Paul Mohila Degree College, Sreemongal-3210
2 Department of Physics, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh


Received: 11 September 2016 /Accepted: 2 January 2017 /Published: 28 February 2017

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Abstract: Copper oxide (CuO) thin films were deposited on well cleaned glass substrates by spray pyrolysis technique (SPT) from cupric acetate (Cu(CH3COO)2.H2O) precursor solutions of 0.05 0.15 M molar concentrations (MC) at a substrate temperature of 350 C and at an air pressure of 1 bar. Effect of varying MC on the surface morphology, structural optical and electrical properties of CuO thin films were investigated. XRD patterns of the prepared films revealed the formation of CuO thin films having monoclinic structure with the main CuO (111) orientation and crystalline size ranging from 8.02 to 9.05 nm was observed. The optical transmission of the film was found to decrease with the increase of MC. The optical band gap of the thin films for 0.10 M was fond to be 1.60 eV. The room temperature electrical resistivity varies from 31 and 24 ohm.cm for the films grown with MC of 0.05 and 0.10 M respectively. The change in resistivity of the films was studied with respect to the change in temperature was shown that semiconductor nature is present. This information is expected to underlie the successful development of CuO films for solar windows and other semi-conductor applications including gas sensors.


Keywords: Spray pyrolysis, CuO, Band gap, Substrate temperature.


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