Modeling the optical properties of WO(3) and WO(3)-SiO(2) thin films

Saygin-Hinczewski D., Hinczewski M., Sorar I., Tepehan F. Z. , Tepehan G. G.

SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, cilt.92, sa.8, ss.821-829, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 92 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.solmat.2008.01.021
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.821-829


The optical properties and surface morphology of sol-gel spin coated WO(3) and WO(3)-SiO(2) composite films annealed at 250 and 400 degrees C are investigated. For the purpose of extracting the optical parameters of the films, a novel form for the dielectric function is introduced, consisting of two Tauc-Lorentz oscillators and an Urbach tail component, which is suited for amorphous multi-transition materials with substantial subgap absorption. The evolution of the refractive indices, transmittances, and band gaps with doping is marked by sizable shifts at 2.0-2.5% SiO(2) doping for the 250 degrees C films, and 4.0-4.5% doping for the 400 degrees C films. In addition, pronounced changes in the surface roughness of the films occur at these doping values. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.