Structural, optical and ethanol gas sensing performance of aluminium doped zinc oxide (AZO) thin films by nebulizer spray technique

C. Ravi Dhas, R. Venkatesh, A. Jennifer Christy, D. Arivukarasan, B. Anitha, D. David Kirubakaran, A. Juliat Josephine, P. Sudhagar, A. Moses Ezhil Raj, C. Sanjeeviraja

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Abstract

Aluminium doped zinc oxide (AZO) nano—structured films were deposited by nebulizer spray technique. The role of aluminium dopant concentration over the structural, optical and electrical properties was examined by different analytical techniques. The structural results from X-ray diffraction showed that preferential orientation of films obtained along the (002) direction. The surface morphology of the films showed a hexagonal facet with the nano—structured film. The parameters such as resistivity and activation energy were determined from electrical studies. The sensitivity of the films towards ethanol gas was investigated at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Trends in Materials Science and Applications
EditorsJeyasingh Ebenezar
PublisherSpringer
Pages351-365
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319448909
ISBN (Print)9783319448893
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2017
EventInternational Conference on Recent Trends in Materials Science and Applications 2016 - Tiruchirappalli, India
Duration: 29 Feb 201629 Feb 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
Volume189
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Recent Trends in Materials Science and Applications 2016
Abbreviated titleICRTMSA 2016
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityTiruchirappalli
Period29/02/1629/02/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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