Influence of Nd and Ce doping on the structural, optical and electrical properties of V2O5 thin films

  • I. K. Jassim
Keywords: Vanadium oxide, thin films, structural properties, electrical properties.

Abstract

Nano-structural of vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) thin films were
deposited by chemical spray pyrolysis technique (CSPT). Nd and Ce
doped vanadium oxide films were prepared, adding Neodymium
chloride (NdCl3) and ceric sulfate (Ce(SO4)2) of 3% in separate
solution. These precursor solutions were used to deposit un-doped
V2O5 and doped with Nd and Ce films on the p-type Si (111) and
glass substrate at 250°C. The structural, optical and electrical
properties were investigated. The X-ray diffraction study revealed a
polycrystalline nature of the orthorhombic structure with the
preferred orientation of (010) with nano-grains. Atomic force
microscopy (AFM) was used to characterize the morphology of the
films. Un-doped V2O5 and doped with 3% concentration of Nd and
Ce films have direct allowed transition band gap. The mechanisms of
dc-conductivity of un-doped V2O5 and doped with Nd and Ce films
at the range 303 K to 473 K have been discussed.

Published
2019-02-03
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