Optical Properties of Tin Oxide Nanostructure Thin Films Prepared by Simple and Classical Method

Abstract

In the present work, preparation of transparent conductive SnO2 thin films byclassical-oxidation technique of thermal evaporated tin metal films, on glass substrateswas carried out. The optical properties showed high transmission at visible and NIRregions. The energy band gap was found to be (3.82eV). The structure propertiesshowed that the tin oxide peak appears at (2q =30.24) and (2ϴ=63.39°) . The atomicforce microscopy (AFM) results showed a nano-structured for the thin film withparticle size ranging (15-140)nm and its root mean square (RMS) value was found tobe (5.72 nm ).