Structural, Electrical and Optical Properties

of SnO2 deposited by Spray Pyrolysis Technique


C. Nassiri1, A. Hadri1, FZ. Chafi1, M. Loghmarti1, L. El Ammari2 , A. Mzerd1*

1 Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Mohammed V University - Rabat-Morocco.

        2 Chemistry Department,, Faculty of Science, Mohammed V University - Rabat-Morocco                                               

* Corresponding author. E-mail:

Received: 20 March 2013; revised version accepted: 23February 2014



      In this paper, we have reported structural, electrical and optical properties of SnO2 thin film, which are prepared on glass substrate at 350 °C by the chemical spray pyrolysis technique. X-ray diffraction is used to determine the nature of the formed phases. Scanning electron micrographs and Atomic Force Microscopy are performed to examine the surface morphology. It is observed from optical measurement that the optical transmittance (T %) of SnO2 film in visible spectra is found to be 90 % and the calculated energy gap values is around of 3.78 eV. From Hall Effect measurements the electrical resistivity, conductivity, mobility and carrier concentration are respectively found to be 2.11 10-1 (? cm), 4.74 (?.cm)-1, 2.73 (cm2/vs), 1.08 10+19(cm-3).


Keywords: SnO2 thin films; Electrical and optical properties; n-Type conductivity; Spray Pyrolysis.



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