The Role of Au Doping on the Structural and Optical Properties of Cu2O Films


JOURNAL OF NANO RESEARCH, vol.58, pp.49-67, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier


The changes in structural and optical properties of the Cu2O films obtained on the glass with different concentrations of Au by the chemical bath method were studied in this work. Lattice parameter, crystal size, preferential orientation and surface tension of the films were calculated using X-ray diffraction data which showed that all of the films were in polycrystalline form. It was determined that the structural parameters of all films were changed with the doping ratio. The surface morphology of the films was imaged using a field emission scanning electron microscope. The optical properties of the films were discovered using the optic spectrometer. Changes in the optical properties were discovered as a function of Au ratio. It was determined that the energy band gap value (2.12 eV-2.02 eV), the refractive index, the extinction coefficient, the real and dielectric coefficients, the optical conductivity, and the skin depth of films varied with Au doping ratio.