9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Microstructural and electrical evaluation of ZnO solgel films

10 Jul 2012, 17:30
IT Building

IT Building

Poster Presentation Track A - Division for Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Poster Session


Mr Ruhann Steyn (University of Pretoria)

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J M Nel, UP

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ZnO thin films have been produced using a solgel method. The zinc acetate, methoxyethanol and ethanolamine (also known as MEA) were mixed together for a maximum of 2 hours at temperatures between 60°C and 80°C using a magnetic stirrer/hot plate with a temperature controller which controls the temperature to within 1°C. After stirring at temperature, the solution is left for 48 hours, and after which the thin films were spin-coated onto the glass substrates. Multiple layers were deposited on the substrates, and these layers were dried at 200°C for 3 minutes between each spin-coated layer. After deposition the samples were heat treated in the temperature range 300°C to 500°C.

The microstructures of the various layers before and after heat treatment were studied using AFM and SEM. X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy was used to determine the phases present and the crystallinity of the film. The electrical properties (current-voltage) of the films were measured as a function of the heat treatment temperature.

The effect of the heat treatment on the microstructural properties and electrical properties will be discussed.

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Primary author

Mr Ruhann Steyn (University of Pretoria)


Dr Jackie J M Nel (University of Pretoria)

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