Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 40–45

Some physical properties of fluorine-doped SnO2 films prepared by spray pyrolysis

  • H. H. Afify
  • R. S. Momtaz
  • W. A. Badawy
  • S. A. Nasser

DOI: 10.1007/BF00695003

Cite this article as:
Afify, H.H., Momtaz, R.S., Badawy, W.A. et al. J Mater Sci: Mater Electron (1991) 2: 40. doi:10.1007/BF00695003


Thin films of undoped and fluorine-doped tin oxide have been prepared on fused silica substrates by a spray pyrolysis technique. Structural, optical and electrical properties were studied. Fluorine doping increased the degree of crystallinity and preferred orientation as well as the figure of merit (23.9×10−3 at 0.5 µm). The refractive index,n, showed a considerable decrease (2.2−1.85) on fluorine doping. The direct allowed transition for fluorine-doped tin oxide was 0.1 eV higher than that of undoped material.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. Afify
    • 1
  • R. S. Momtaz
    • 2
  • W. A. Badawy
    • 3
  • S. A. Nasser
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNational Research CentreDokki, CairoEgypt
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Mathematics, Faculty of EngineeringSuez Canal UniversityPort-SaidEgypt
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryCairo UniversityEgypt
  4. 4.Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Beni-SuefCairo UniversityEgypt