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Synthesis and Properties of Nanocrystalline Copper Indium Oxide Thin Films Deposited by Rf Magnetron Sputtering

Singh, Mandeep and Singh, V. N. and Mehta, B. R. (2008) Synthesis and Properties of Nanocrystalline Copper Indium Oxide Thin Films Deposited by Rf Magnetron Sputtering. JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, 8 (8). pp. 3889-3894. ISSN 1533-4880

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Abstract

Nanocrystalline copper indium oxide (CuInO2) thin films with particle size ranging from 25 nm to 71nm have been synthesized from a composite target using reactive Rf magnetron sputtering technique. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) combined with glancing angle X-ray diffraction (GAXRD) analysis confirmed the presence of delafossite CuInO2 phase in these films. The optical absorption studies show the presence of two direct band gaps at 3.3 and 4.3 eV, respectively. The resistance versus temperature measurements show thermally activated hopping with activation energy of 0.84 eV to be the conduction mechanism.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:5048
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:27 May 2009 11:01
Last Modified:27 May 2009 11:01

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