Chavhan, P. M. and Sharma, Anubha and Sharma, R. K. and Kaushik, N. K. (2009) Morphological and optical properties of sol–gel derived 6SrO·6BaO·7Al2O3 thin films. Applied Surface Science, 256 (7). pp. 2076-2080. ISSN 0169-4332

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A novel 6SrO·6BaO·7Al2O3 (S6B6A7) thin film deposited onto soda lime float glass via sol–gel dip coating technique is reported. The morphological and compositional properties of the S6B6A7 thin films have been investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) revealing that the films were composed of S6B6A7 nanoparticles. The optical properties of the S6B6A7 films are affected by sol concentration, film thickness and annealing temperature as revealed by UV–vis transmittance. The transparency of S6B6A7 films improved on increasing annealing temperature up to 450 °C in air. The S6B6A7 films prepared using 2, 5, and 8 (wt.%) sols and annealed at 450 °C exhibit an average transmittance of over ∼91% in wide visible range.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Barium strontium aluminium oxide; Sol–gel; Thin films; XPS; AFM; Optical properties;
Subjects: Chemistry
Materials Science
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 07:38
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 07:38

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