Preparation And Characterization Of Electrospinning Fluorine Doped Oxide Essay

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Preparation and Characterization of Electrospinning Fluorine-doped Tin Oxide for Solar Applications.
Shaker Ebrahim, Marwa Adel a, Moataz Soliman
Department of Materials Science, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research,
Alexandria University, P.O Box 832, Egypt a Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt
Transparent conductive films of fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) electrospun on glass substrate were prepared. These transparent conductive films were prepared at a substrate temperature in the range 350-550 οC. A solution of SnCl2.2H2O in methanol and glacial acetic acid was used as a precursor. Hydrofluoric acid was added to the precursor solution as a dopant. The films were prepared in one single step and no further treatment is required. The distance between the spray nozzle and the substrate was in the range 2-10 cm, the liquid flow rate was in the range 10-50 ml/h, the duration of electrospinning was in the range 5-50 min and 15 -20 kV electrical potential was applied. The prepared films were characterized by means of XRD, SEM, FTIR and UV–VIS spectroscopy. The resistivity measurements were measured by the four-point probe technique. It was found that the films are transparent in the UV-Visible region and was about 70% and high reflective in the infra red region (99%). XRD pattern indicates that the films exhibit a preferred orientation (110) with grain size about 16 nm. By comparing these results with that obtained by

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