Dept .of Physics, Sri SaiRam Engineering College, Chennai, 600 044 India.
Department of Theoretical physics, University of Madras, Chennai, India.
Optical properties of alumina films by sol gel acrylamide route
A new acrylamide route was applied to prepare alumina films by using aluminum chloride as a starting material and ammonium persulphate solution as the gelling agent. The XRD results show that the films are amorphous for the post anneals temperatures up to 300 °C, beyond this temperature; peaks corresponding to γ-Al2O3 are observed. XPS studies indicated the peaks corresponding to the Al 2p spectra of films after annealing at different temperatures. The FTIR spectra reveal absorption bands of Al-O and to lattice. The absorption co-efficient was 1014 cm- 1.Refractive index was in the range of 1.71 to 1.61 with increase of wavelength from 250-500 nm. Optical band gap value was around 5.40-5.75 eV with increase of annealing temperature.