Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Effect of iron doping on the structural and optical properties of CeO<inf>2</inf>films|
Charles Christopher Sorrell
Physics and Astronomy
|Abstract:||© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York. Abstract: Undoped and Fe-doped CeO2thin films were fabricated by spin coating on F-doped tin oxide glass substrates followed by annealing at 500 °C for 15 h. The concentration of the dopant was varied from 2 to 10 % iron by weight (metal basic). Glancing angle X-ray diffraction and laser Raman microspectroscopy indicated that the films consisted only of CeO2without any impurity phases of FexOy. The thickness of the films was determined by dual-beam focused ion beam milling to be ~150 nm for undoped film, while Fe-doped CeO2films have thickness of ~200 nm for all dopant samples. The transmission spectra from UV–visible spectrophotometry showed a redshift of the absorption edge of the doped films, and the optical indirect band gap of the films decreased from 3.48 to 3.20 eV with increasing dopant concentration. Furthermore, the results have been proposed in the diagram of electron–hole trapping. Graphical Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]|
|Appears in Collections:||CMUL: Journal Articles|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in CMUIR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.