SUPERLATTICES AND MICROSTRUCTURES, vol.46, no.3, pp.469-475, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)
Undoped and tin (Sn) doped ZnO thin films have been prepared by spray pyrolysis method. Effect of Sri dopant on the crystalline structure and morphological properties of ZnO thin films has been investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) method. XRD patterns confirm that the films have polycrystalline nature. While undoped ZnO film has (101) as the preferred orientation, Sri doped ZnO thin films have (002) as the preferred orientation. Grain sizes, lattice parameters and texture coefficient values of the films were determined. Microstructure was analyzed by SEM and the influence of the doping concentration in the microstructure of the films is investigated. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.