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Novel mechanism for high speed growth of transparent and conducting tin oxide thin films by spray pyrolysis

Rao, Kameswara L and Vinni, V (1993) Novel mechanism for high speed growth of transparent and conducting tin oxide thin films by spray pyrolysis. In: Applied Physics Letters, 63 (5). pp. 608-610.

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Abstract

A novel mechanism is proposed for efficient manipulation of transport forces acting on the droplets during spray pyrolytic deposition of thin films. A ‘‘burst mode’’ technique of spraying is used to adjust the deposition conditions so as to transport the droplets under the new mechanism. Transparent, conducting thin films of undoped tin oxide prepared by this method showed significant improvement in growth rate. The films are found to be of fairly good quality with optical transmission of 82% and sheet resistance of 35 Ω/☒. The films are chemically homogeneous and grow preferentially along 〈200〉 direction.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation and Applied Physics (Formally ISU)
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 06:37
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2011 06:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/35635

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