Synthesis and Some Properties of Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposited Lithium Chromium Oxide Thin Films

  •  Gabriel Egharevba    
  •  Marcus Eleruja    
  •  Oladipupo Osasona    
  •  Olumide Akinwunmi    
  •  Bolutife Olofinjana    
  •  Chris Jeynes    
  •  Ezekiel Ajayi    



Thin Films of Lithium Chromium Oxide were deposited on soda lime glass substrates at a temperature of 420 °C by the pyrolysis of a mixture of Lithium Hydroxide and Chromium Acetylacetonate (1:2), using Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition technique. The prepared thin films were characterized by using Rutherford Backscattering (RBS), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometry. Using RBS the ratio of Li:Cr:O in the prepared thin films was found to be 36:18:46, leading to a stoichiometry of Li2CrO2+? (? = 0.5). A direct allowed bandgap of 3.58 eV was obtained from the UV-Visible spectrum, with a blank soda lime glass substrate in the path of the reference beam.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0585
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0593
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: semiannual

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