Zinc oxide films prepared by sol–gel spin coating technique

Kamaruddin, Sharul Ashikin and Chan, Kah-Yoong and Yow, Ho-Kwang and Zainizan Sahdan, Mohd and Saim, Hashim and Knipp, Dietmar (2011) Zinc oxide films prepared by sol–gel spin coating technique. Applied Physics A, 104 (1). pp. 263-268. ISSN 0947-8396

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-010-6121-2


Zinc oxide (ZnO) thin films and micro- and nanostructures are very promising candidates for novel applications in emerging thin-film transistors, solar cells, sensors and optoelectronic devices. In this paper, a low-cost sol-gel spin coating technique was used to fabricate ZnO films on glass substrates. The sol-gel fabrication process of the ZnO films is described. The influence of precursor concentration on the material properties of the ZnO films was investigated. Atomic force microscopy and X-ray diffractometry were employed to examine the structural properties of the ZnO films. The optical properties of the ZnO films were characterized with ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. The experimental results reveal that the precursor concentration in the sol-gel spin coating process exerts a strong influence on the properties of the ZnO films. The effects of the precursor concentration are discussed. Document Type: Article

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Users 27 not found.
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2011 06:11
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2011 06:11
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/1924

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