Impact of ZnO Atomic Ratio on Structural, Morphological and Some Optical Properties of (SnO2)1-x (ZnO)x Thin Films

  • Donia Yas Khudair Department of Physics, College of Science for Girls, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Ramiz Ahmed Al Ansari Department of Physics, College of Science for Girls, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Mervat K. Tameem University of Baghdad, College of Science for Women department of physics
  • Ghuson H. Mohammed Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Baghdad
  • Kadhim A. Aadim Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Baghdad
Keywords: ZnO, composite, structural properties, morphological properties, optical properties

Abstract

In this work, SnO2 and (SnO2)1-x(ZnO)x composite thin films with different ZnO atomic ratios (x=0, 5, 10, 15 and 20%) were prepared by pulsed laser deposition technique on clean glass substrates at room temperature without any treatment. The deposited thin films were characterized by x-ray diffraction atomic force microscope  and UV-visible spectrophotometer to study the effect of the ZnO atomic ratio on their structural, morphological and optical properties. It was found that the crystallinety and the crystalline size vary according to ZnO atomic ratio. The surface appeared as longitudinal structures which was convert to spherical shapes with increasing ZnO atomic ratio. The optical transmission and energy gap increased with increasing ZnO atomic ratio. 

Published
2020-02-27
How to Cite
Khudair, D. Y., Al Ansari , R. A., Tameem, M. K., Mohammed, G. H., & Aadim, K. A. (2020). Impact of ZnO Atomic Ratio on Structural, Morphological and Some Optical Properties of (SnO2)1-x (ZnO)x Thin Films. Iraqi Journal of Science, 61(2), 333-340. https://doi.org/10.24996/ijs.2020.61.2.11
Section
Physics