Optical, structural and electrical properties of ultrasonically sprayed copper oxide films: the effect of Mg incorporation

Atay F., Bilgin V., AKYÜZ İ., Kose S.

JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS, vol.9, no.11, pp.3604-3608, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3604-3608
  • Keywords: copper oxide films, ultrasonic spray pyrolysis, electrical and optical properties, XRD, UV, THIN-FILMS, PHYSICAL-PROPERTIES, LITHIUM CELLS, CUO, PYROLYSIS, DEPOSITION, ELECTRODES
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, undoped and Mg doped (at the Mg percentages of 1, 3 and 5) copper oxide films were deposited at the substrate temperature of 300 +/- 5 degrees C by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis technique, and the effect of Mg incorporation on the optical, structural and electrical properties was presented. Optical properties of the films were analyzed by transmission, linear absorption coefficient and reflection spectra, and the optical method was used to determine the band gaps of the films. The film structures were studied by X-ray diffraction, and the texture coefficient (P), the grain size (D), and macrostrain (< e >) for preferential orientations were calculated. The electrical conductivities were calculated with two-probe technique. Consequently, it was determined that Mg incorporation has a strong effect on the optical and especially structural properties of the copper oxide films.