Effect of Annealing on Optical Properties of Zinc Oxide Thin Films Prepared by Homemade Spin Coater

Authors

  • Deependra Das Mulmi Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Lalitpur
  • Agni Dhakal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Lalitpur
  • Buddha Ram Shah Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Lalitpur

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njst.v15i2.12126

Keywords:

Sol-gel method, Zinc oxide, Absorption spectra, Annealing, Band gap energy

Abstract

Zinc oxide (ZnO) thin films were deposited on the ordinary glass substrates by spin coating method. The precursor solution was prepared by mixing zinc acetate dehydrate in appropriate proportions with ethanol and diethanolamine (DEA). The obtained thin films were dried at 200°C for 15 minutes in hot air oven. Crystalline ZnO thin films were achieved following annealing process at temperatures 300°, 400° and 500°C for 2 hours. Thin films as- prepared were studied by X-ray diffraction and UV-visible spectroscopy. The films were transparent from near ultraviolet to infrared region. Optical band gap energy of ZnO was obtained 3.22 eV at 300°C. On annealing at 400° and 500°C, band gap energy was shifted at 3.14 eV and 3.05 eV respectively.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/njst.v15i2.12126

Nepal Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 15, No.2 (2014) 111-116

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2015-02-16

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Mulmi, D. D., Dhakal, A., & Shah, B. R. (2015). Effect of Annealing on Optical Properties of Zinc Oxide Thin Films Prepared by Homemade Spin Coater. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology, 15(2), 111–116. https://doi.org/10.3126/njst.v15i2.12126

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