Band Gap Tailoring and Raman Studies of Mn Doped ZnO Thin Film Deposited by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis

  • Monoj Kumar SinghaEmail author
  • K. G. Deepa
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 215)


The pristine and Mn doped ZnO thin films are deposited using low cost ultrasonic spray pyrolysis system at different temperatures (400, 450 and 500 °C). The doping concentration of Mn was varied from 2 to 20% in the film. The deposition temperature has no effect on band gap of 5% Mn doped ZnO and it is found to be ~3.27 eV for different deposition temperatures. The deposition temperature is found to affect the band gap of undoped ZnO and it decreases from 3.21 to 2.93 eV with increase in deposition temperature. This is due to compressive stress relaxation in the films. The transmittance of Mn doped ZnO thin films increases in the visible region. Raman spectra shows that Mn doped ZnO has broad band in the range of 500–600 cm−1 and second order vibration is more prominent in Mn doped ZnO film with broadening of the E2 peak because of scattering geometries.


Zinc oxide Mn doping Ultrasonic spray pyrolysis Band gap Raman spectroscopy 



We like to acknowledge late Prof. J. Nagaraju and facilities provided by CeNSE, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore through the funding of Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Instrumentation and Applied PhysicsIndian Institute of ScienceBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Thermoelectric Materials and Device Laboratory, Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of ScienceBengaluruIndia
  3. 3.Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER)Indian Institute of ScienceBengaluruIndia

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