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Gas Sensors and Photo-Conversion Applications

  • Anouar HajjajiEmail author
  • Mosbah Amlouk
  • Mounir Gaidi
  • Brahim Bessais
  • My Ali El Khakani
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Abstract

First, this chapter investigates the electrical behavior as well as stability and reproducibility of Cr doped TiO2 thin films against ethanol gas. Second the TiO2-Cr/SP/Si structures are studied using different techniques such as AFM, SEM, photoluminescence, lifetime and laser-induced current (LBIC). Finally, the optoelectronic and photosensibility properties of such structures based on Cr doped TiO2 revealed potential applications in photovoltaic solar cells.

Keywords

Conductance Gas sensors Ethanol Sensitivity Microstructure Atomic force microscopy (AFM) Roughness parameter Light Beam Induced Current (LBIC) measurements Reflectivity Photoluminescence Photo-conversion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anouar Hajjaji
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mosbah Amlouk
    • 3
  • Mounir Gaidi
    • 4
  • Brahim Bessais
    • 2
  • My Ali El Khakani
    • 1
  1. 1.Énergie, Matériaux et TélécommunicationsInstitut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)VarennesCanada
  2. 2.Laboratoire de PhotovoltaïqueCentre de Recherches et des Technologies de l’EnergieHammam-LifTunisia
  3. 3.Unité de Physique des Dispositifs à Semi-Conducteurs, Faculté des Sciences de TunisTunis El-Manar UniversityTunisTunisia
  4. 4.Department of Applied PhysicsUniversity of SharjahSharjahUAE

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