Study of Structural, Morphological and Optical Properties of Spray Deposited Sn Doped ? - V2O5 Thin Films

Authors(2) :-T Akkila, I Mansur Basha

Vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) thin films doped with Sn (insteps of 0.1mM of Sn) were deposited onto glass substrates using spray pyrolysis technique. The structural, morphological, and optical properties of the films were investigated. XRD patterns of as - deposited films confirmed the polycrystalline nature of the films with orthorhombic structure and annealed films confirmed the formation of β - V2O5 phase. Crystallite size increased with an increase of annealing temperature. Scanning Electron Micrograph of annealed film shows the formation of overlapped rods like morphology. The band gap was obtained from Tauc’s plot and found to vary from 2.32 to 2.52eV for as - deposited films and 2.22 to 2.28 eV for annealed films. The effect of annealing temperature was analysed and discussed.

Authors and Affiliations

T Akkila
Department of Physics, Govt. Arts College, Trichy,Tamilnadu, India
I Mansur Basha

Thin Films; Spray Pyrolysis; Β - V2O5; X - Ray Diffraction

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Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 1 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-02-28
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 77-83
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET18419
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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T Akkila, I Mansur Basha, " Study of Structural, Morphological and Optical Properties of Spray Deposited Sn Doped ? - V2O5 Thin Films, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.77-83, January-February-2018.
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