Highly transparent and conducting CdO films grown by chemical spray pyrolysis

Ramakrishna Reddy, Kotte, Shanthini, G. M., Johnston, David and Miles, Robert (2003) Highly transparent and conducting CdO films grown by chemical spray pyrolysis. Thin Solid Films, 427 (1-2). pp. 397-400. ISSN 0040-6090

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0040-6090(02)01183-5

Abstract

Thin films of CdO have been deposited using a spray pyrolysis process and the physical properties investigated for the layers deposited using different substrate temperatures. The techniques used to investigate the layers include X-ray diffractometry, scanning electron microscopy, transmittance and reflectance vs. wavelength measurements, and Van der Pauw measurements. Single-phase layers of CdO were produced for substrate temperatures >175 °C, but the most transmissive layers with the lowest values of resistivity were obtained for layers grown at 200 °C. The high figure of merit of these layers (1.02×102 Ω−1) means that they could find application in large-area electronic devices.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2009 15:31
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2016 11:11
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/733

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