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Photoconductivity on nanocrystalline ZnO/TiO2 thin films obtained by sol-gel
Author(s): G. Valverde-Aguilar; J. A. García-Macedo; R. Juárez-Arenas
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we report results on the synthesis, characterization and photoconductivity behaviour of amorphous and nanocrystalline ZnO/TiO2 thin films. They were produced by the sol-gel process at room temperature by using the spin-coating method and deposited on glass substrates. The ZnO/TiO2 films were synthesized by using tetrabutyl orthotitanate and zinc nitrate hexahydrate as the inorganic precursors. The samples were sintered at 520°C for 1 hour. The obtained films were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), optical absorption (OA), infrared spectroscopy (IR) and scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) studies. Photoconductivity studies were performed on amorphous and nanocrystalline (anatase phase) films to determine the charge transport parameters. The experimental data were fitted with straight lines at darkness and under illumination at 310 nm, 439 nm and 633 nm. This indicates an ohmic behavior. The Φμτ and Φl0 parameters were fitted by least-squares with straight lines (nanocrystalline films) and polynomial fits (amorphous films).

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7041, Nanostructured Thin Films, 70410U (10 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795461
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G. Valverde-Aguilar, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
J. A. García-Macedo, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
R. Juárez-Arenas, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7041:
Nanostructured Thin Films
Geoffrey B. Smith; Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Editor(s)

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