Polymer assisted preparation and characterization of ZnO and Sn doped ZnO nanostructures

A. Santhosh Kumar, K. K. Nagaraja, H. S. Nagaraja

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Zinc oxide (ZnO) and tin doped ZnO are wide band gap semiconducting materials with excellent optoelectronic properties. In the present study ZnO and Sn: ZnO films are prepared using polymer assisted sol gel process. The thermal behaviour of the dried gel sample studied using DTA and TG analysis. TG-DTA result shown that most of the organic of PVA and CH3COO group of zinc acetate and other volatiles are removed below 500°C. The effect of Sn on the crystallinity, microstructral properties of the deposited films was investigated. XRD patterns of undoped and Sn doped ZnO films indicate enhanced intensities for the peak corresponding to (002) plane, resulting preferential orientation along the c-axis. The SEM images confirm that the grown films are composed of nanorods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012077
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015
EventInternational Conference on Materials Science and Technology, ICMST 2012 - Kerala, India
Duration: 10-06-201214-06-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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