Synthesis and characterization of Iron tungstate oxide films by advanced controlled spray pyrolysis technique

  • Alaa A. Abdul-hamead
Keywords: FeWO4, semiconductor oxides, thin film, advance spray pyrolysis method, microstructure characterization.


For the first time Iron tungstate semiconductor oxides films (FeWO4) was successfully synthesized simply by advanced controlled chemical spray pyrolysis technique, via employed double nozzle instead of single nozzle using tungstic acid and iron nitrate solutions at three different compositions and spray separately at same time on heated silicone (n-type) substrate at 600 °C, followed by annealing treatment for one hour at 500 °C. The crystal structure, microstructure and morphology properties of prepared films were studied by X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), electron Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) respectively. According to characterization techniques, a material of well-crystallized monoclinic phase FeWO4 films with spindle and aggregated fine plates microstructures were obtained from using this advance technique, with thickness about 500 nm. Such these structures have been recognized as one of the most efficient microstructures due to their large specific surface area especially in gas sensor applications.