Highly conducting and transparent Ti-doped CdO films by pulsed laser deposition

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semiconductors, vacuum deposition, electrical properties, optical properties, cadmium oxide


Titanium-doped cadmium oxide thin films were deposited on quartz substrate by pulsed laser deposition technique. The effect of substrate temperature on structural, optical and electrical properties was studied. The films grown at high temperature show (2 0 0) preferred orientation, while films grown at low temperature have both (1 1 1) and (2 0 0) orientation. These films are highly transparent (63–79%) in visible region, and transmittance of the films depends on growth temperature. The band gap of the films varies from 2.70 eV to 2.84 eV for various temperatures. It is observed that resistivity increases with growth temperature after attaining minimum at 150 °C, while carrier concentration continuously decreases with temperature. The low resistivity, high transmittance and wide band gap titanium-doped CdO films could be an excellent candidate for future optoelectronic and photovoltaic applications.

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Gupta, R. K., K. Ghosh, R. Patel, and P. K. Kahol. "Highly conducting and transparent Ti-doped CdO films by pulsed laser deposition." Applied Surface Science 255, no. 12 (2009): 6252-6255.

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Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science