A Copper Oxide (CuO) Thin Films Deposited by Spray Pyrolysis Method<bold> </bold>

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Bellal Y., Bouhank A., Serrar H., TÜKEN T. , SIĞIRCIK G.

International Conference on Materials Science and Manufacturing Engineering (MSME), Paris, Fransa, 8 - 10 Kasım 2018, cilt.253 identifier


A simple and low-cost procedure (spray pyrolysis) was used to elaborate a copper oxide thin films on ordinary glass substrates. A copper nitrate was used and dissolved in two different solutions (Water, Methanol) S-1 and S-2 respectively in order to obtain an equal concentration; C-S1,C-S2 = 0.5M. The spray pyrolysis deposition made at fixed temperature T= 500 degrees C and different volumes of S-1 or S-2 on the glass substrates. The X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and UV-vis spectrophotometry were used to determinate the structural, morphological and optical properties of CuO thin films. The X-ray diffraction patterns confirm the presence of the polycrystalline phase of CuO as monoclinic crystal structure with preferential orientation along (110), (002), (111), (200) and (020). Their optical band gaps ranged from 3.95 to 4.02eV for thin films made with S-1, and from 1.6 to 1.95eV for thin films made with S-2 with a high absorbency in the visible region, which is in agreement with the values of the literature.