Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 27, Issue 12, pp 12329–12334 | Cite as

Nickel oxide thin films by spray pyrolysis

  • J. D. Desai


The preparative parameters have been optimized for NiO film formation in fabricated Spray Pyrolysis System using pneumatic air pressure driven aerosol formation. The structural studies by X-ray diffractometer (XRD) have been carried out to investigate crystallographic features. It was revealed that NiO crystallizes in cubic bunsenite structure. The optical band gap for direct transitions was found to be equal to 3.67 eV. Field Emission Scanning Electron Micrographs (FESEM) have been employed to study morphological aspects of the prepared films. The elemental depth profiles of film contents have been obtained Auger Electron Spectroscopic (AES) studies.


In2O3 Spray Pyrolysis Triple Distil Water Scan Auger Microscope Field Emission Scan Electron Micrographs 
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Author is thankful to BCUD, Savitribai Phule Pune University for financial assistance for research proposal No. 14SCI001452, Office bearers of Acahrya Atre Vikas Pratisthan, Purandar; Saswad Dist:Pune for encouragement and availing facilities for investigations, Sahyadri Engg. Works Lonand, Dist:Satara for fabrication of equipment, ARC and colleagues in colleges for supportive role playing during investigations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sharadchandraji Pawar CollegePuneIndia
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Arts, Commerce and Science CollegeSavitribai Phule Pune UniversityPuneIndia

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