Optical and electrical properties (Haze spectra, carrier concentration, mobility, resistivity) of zinc oxide thin films deposited on glass substrates were studied by plasma treatment and by thermal annealing. Films of copper oxides on the glass and CuO/ZnO structures were formed by vacuum deposition of copper films followed by thermal annealing in air. Optical and structural properties of the CuO films and electrical properties of ZnO/CuO structures were investigated upon thermal treatment. It is shown that a photosensitive n-ZnO/p-CuO heterojunction may be formed by rapid (~1 min) thermal processing in air.
A novel direct spectrophotometric method for quantitative determination of Oxiphore® drug substance (synthetic polyhydroquinone complex) in food supplements is developed. Absorption spectra of Oxiphore® water solutions in the ultraviolet region are presented. Samples preparation procedures and mathematical methods of spectra post-analytical procession are discussed. Basic characteristics of the automatic CCD-based UV spectrophotometer and special software implementing the developed method are described. The results of the trials of the developed method and software are analyzed: the error of determination for Oxiphore® concentration in water solutions of the isolated substance and singlecomponent food supplements did not exceed 15% (average error was 7…10%).