Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 49, Issue 23, pp 7943–7948 | Cite as

Effect of substrate on structural and transport properties of sprayed Fe:ZnO polycrystalline thin films

  • M. Boshta
  • E. ChikoidzeEmail author
  • M. H. Sayed
  • C. Vilar
  • B. Berini
  • Y. Dumont
Original Paper


ZnO thin films doped with iron have been grown by spray pyrolysis technique on glass and fused silica substrates in order to study the effect of substrate material on the structural, optical, and electro-magnetotransport properties of grown layers. The polycrystalline Fe:ZnO films have different growth orientation according to the substrate, though both films are highly transparent in the visible region of wavelength. The sample grown on glass substrate has larger magnetoresistance and lower electron mobility than that on fused silica substrate.


Fuse Silica Spray Pyrolysis Spray Pyrolysis Technique Fuse Silica Substrate Spray Pyrolysis Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Boshta
    • 1
  • E. Chikoidze
    • 2
    Email author
  • M. H. Sayed
    • 2
  • C. Vilar
    • 2
  • B. Berini
    • 2
  • Y. Dumont
    • 2
  1. 1.Solid State Physics DepartmentNational Research CenterGizaEgypt
  2. 2.Groupe d’Etudes de la Matière CondenséeUniversité de Versailles St-Quentin en Yvelines – CNRSVersaillesFrance

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