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Author(s): Anil Kumar Verma*, Swati Sahu, Mohan Patel, Sanjay Tiwari

Email(s): akverma.prsu@gmail.com

Address: Photonics Research Laboratory, School of Studies in Electronics & Photonics, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur-492010 Chhattisgarh, India
State Forensic Science Laboratory, Raipur- 492001 Chhattisgarh, India

Published In:   Volume - 33,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2020

ABSTRACT:
In this work, ZnO has been prepared by the sol-gel method and thin films have been deposited onto the ITO (Indium-Tin-Oxide) coated glass substrates by spin coating method at different ZnO concentration and spin parameters. For this, Sol-gel ZnO was synthesized by Zinc acetate dehydrate, 2-methoxethanol and ethanolamine as a starting material, solvent and stabilizer respectively. The study of deposition parameters on the structural, optical and electrical properties of the ZnO thin films was carried out. The Roughness and thickness were calculated by Profilometer. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis of the films showed the polycrystalline nature of the prepared films. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) was used to describe the surface morphology and optical properties were studied using UV-VIS-IR Spectroscopy. The fabricated results showed that ZnO thin films is crystalline and low-cost techniques with good features that will be useful for Organic Solar Cells (OSCs) device as an electron transport layer.

Cite this article:
Verma et al. (2020). Preparation, Fabrication and Characterization of Sol-Gel ZnO Thin Films for Organic Solar Cells. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 33(1), pp. 24-30.


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