Investigation of nozzle shape effect on Sm0.1Ce0.9O1.95 thin film prepared by electrostatic spray deposition

Bussarin Ksapabutr*, Manop Panapoy, Kittikhun Choncharoen, Sujitra Wongkasemjit, Enrico Traversa

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Dense samarium doped ceria (SDC) thin films are deposited using electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) technique. The influences of nozzle shape on the distribution of liquid jet at the nozzle tip and the morphology of the deposited SDC films are elucidated. Geometries of three nozzles employed are flat, sawtooth and wedge tips. From the observation of jet formation, the nozzle in flat shape gives the highest distribution of emitted droplets. The deposited films are characterized using a combination of XRD, SEM and AFM techniques. XRD results reveal that the single-phase fluorite structure forms at a relatively low deposition temperature of 400 °C. The flat spray tip provides the most uniform and smooth thin films, and also presents the lowest agglomeration of particles on thin-film surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5618-5624
Number of pages7
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number16
StatePublished - Jun 30 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrostatic spray deposition
  • Samarium doped ceria
  • Solid oxide fuel cells
  • Thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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