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      Tin oxide; reactive evaporation; tetragonal; dislocation defects; recrystallization

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      Stoichiometric polycrystalline tin oxide thin films were deposited by the reactive evaporation of tin and the SnO2 formation was found to be strongly dependent on the deposition parameters. The preferred orientation of the SnO2 films deposited on different substrates was varying due to the dislocation defects arising during the thin film formation. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies identified a tetragonal structure while the scanning electron microscopic (SEM) studies revealed a polycrystalline surface for the SnO2 films reactively deposited.

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      Johny T Abraham1 2 Peter Koshy1 V K Vaidyan1 2 P S Mukherjee1 P Guruswamy1 L Prasanna Kumari1

      1. Regional Research Laboratory CSIR, Pappanamcode, Trivandrum - 695 019, India
      2. Department of Physics, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Trivandrum - 695 581, India
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