Effect of Cd precursor on structure and optical properties of spin coated Zn0:9Cd0:1O films for optoelectronics applications

Isha Arora, Praveen Kumar, T. S. Sathiaraj

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The development of transparent conducting oxide materials has gained an increased interest in the scientific community for developing efficient low cost optoelectronic devices. The effect of Cd precursor on structural and optical properties of sol-gel synthesized Zn0.9Cd0.1O nanostructured films has been studied by using XRD, AFM, optical absorption and emission spectroscopic techniques. X-ray diffraction confirms the hexagonal wurtzite crystal structure of the deposited films and the relative intensity of diffraction peaks has been observed with different cadmium salts. The granular surface morphology of the synthesized films has been observed from AFM measurements. The optical transmission, band gap and luminescence intensity was found to change for different cadmium salts. These results are very important for developing new materials for optoelectronic applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-464
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science- Poland
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 12 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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