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Year : 2016 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 8-13

Structural and Optical Properties of Zinc Doped CdS Thin Films Prepared at Bath Temperature 80ºC by Chemical Bath Deposition Technique

U Karunanithi1*, S Prabahar, S Srikanth, R.T Karunakaran2

doi:10.18831/djphys.org/2016021002

Corresponding author

U Karunanithi*

Department of Physics, Government Arts College, Udumalpet, Tamilnadu, India.

  • 1. Department of Physics, Government Arts College, Udumalpet, Tamilnadu, India.

Received on: 2016/03/03

Revised on: 2016/04/30

Accepted on: 2016/06/22

Published on: 2016/07/25

  • Structural and Optical Properties of Zinc Doped CdS Thin Films Prepared at Bath Temperature 80ºC by Chemical Bath Deposition Technique, U Karunanithi, S Prabahar, S Srikanth, R.T Karunakaran., 2016/07/25, International Journal of Macro and Nano Physics, 1(2), 8-13, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.18831/djphys.org/12016021002.

    Published on: 2016/07/25

Abstract

In this paper, different aspects and facts concerned with the synthesis of thin films of lead chalcogenides along with its opto-electro-structural properties is presented. The polycrystalline thin films were put onto chemically clean and optically plane glass substrates by chemical bath deposition technique from aqueous solutions of Cadmium chloride, Zinc acetate, thiourea, triethanolamine and ammonia. X-ray diffraction analysis has been used for the structural characterization. It indicates that the crystallized layers are cubic in form. By using Scherrer’s formula and the data obtained from the XRD studies,the grain size was calculated as 16.5 nm. The band gap energy estimated for Zinc- doped CdS thin films is 2.95 eV.

Keywords

Zinc doped CdS, X-ray diffraction, Scherrer’s formula, Cadmium chloride, Solar cells.