Characterization of CeO2-NiO Thin Film Produced by Jet Nebuliser Technique

Year : 2021 | Volume : | Issue : 1 | Page : 1-17

    R. Thirumamagal

  1. M. Ragamathunnisa

  2. K. Mohamed Rafi

  3. A. Mohamed Saleem

  4. A. Ayeshamariam

  5. M. Sivabharathy

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Ananda College, Devakottai (Affiliated to Alagappa University, Karaikudi), Sivagangai, Tamilnadu, India
  2. Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Government Arts College for Women (Auto), Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India


CeO2 –NiO composite solution was sprayed as thin films by using JET nebulizer technique at the substrate temperature of 250°C. The film was characterized by X-ray diffractometer and crystallite size, lattice constant, crystallinities, phase transformations were measured. The UV-Vis spectrometer analysis was used to calculate the band gap, absorbance and percentage of transmission of the thin films was reported. The emission and excitation spectra of the sample were reported. The morphological studies and elemental X-ray analysis were analyzed by using Scanning Electron microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy.

Keywords: JET nebulizer, NiO, CeO2, EDAX and SAED

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 7
Issue 1
Received March 26, 2020
Accepted March 30, 2021
Published April 7, 2021