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Nanostructured Copper Oxide Thin Films Prepared by DC Reactive Magnetron Sputtering

Mohammed A.K. Ahmed

Iraqi Journal of Applied Physics المجلة العراقية للفيزياء التطبيقية
ISSN: 18132065 23091673 Year: 2017 Volume: 13 Issue: 2 Pages: 11-14
Publisher: iraqi society for alternative and renewable energy sources and techniques الجمعية العراقية لمصادر وتقنيات الطاقة البديلة والمستجدة

Abstract

In this work, nanostructured copper oxide thin films were prepared by a dc reactive magnetron sputtering system. The structural and optical characterizations carried out on the prepared samples showed that the deposited CuO films were crystalline with a monoclinic crystal structure. The UV-visible spectra showed wide and high absorption spectral ranges that promote this material as an absorbing material for solar energy. Subsequently, the FTIR data showed the molecular structure of CuO with good agreement to the reference data.

Keywords

Copper oxide --- Nanostructures --- Magnetron sputtering