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Electrical Properties of Pure NiO and NiO:Ag Thin Films Prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition

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The electrical properties of pure NiO and NiO:Ag films which are deposited on glass substrate with various dopant concentrations (1wt%, 2wt%, 3wt% and 4wt%) at room temperature and 450 °C annealing temperature will be presented. Further, the structural properties were investigated by X-ray diffraction and the surface morphology of the deposited samples was examined by SEM. The results of the Hall effect showed that all the films were p-type. Hall mobility decreases while both carrier concentration and conductivity increase with the increasing of annealing temperatures and doping percentage, Thus, the behavior of semiconductor, and also the DC conductivity from which the activation energy decreases with the doping concentration increase and transport mechanism of the charge carriers can be estimated.

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Ali, O.A., Hameed, M.A. & Al-Zaidi, Q.G. Electrical Properties of Pure NiO and NiO:Ag Thin Films Prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition. Trans Indian Natl. Acad. Eng. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41403-020-00086-x

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Keywords

  • NiO:Ag thin films
  • Pulsed laser deposition
  • Hall effect
  • Electrical conductivity