Processing of CdTe thin films by intense pulsed light in the presence of CdCl2

DHARMADASA, R., LAVERY, Brandon W., DHARMADASA, I and DRUFFEL, T. (2015). Processing of CdTe thin films by intense pulsed light in the presence of CdCl2. Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, 12 (5), 835-842.

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Link to published version:: 10.1007/s11998-015-9688-x

Abstract

Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment was used for rapid thermal processing of electroplated CdTe layers, with and without CdCl2. Electroplated CdTe layers consist of small grains showing highly preferential orientation along the (111) planes. IPL processing improves the crystallinity keeping the (111) preferred orientation until an energy input threshold is reached. IPL treatment beyond this point shows a sudden structural transition within the layer with a decrease in each of the orientations. The addition of a CdCl2 treatment prior to the IPL initiates a transition from the preferred (111) orientation to randomly oriented grains throughout the film. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and optical microscopy were used to study the structural and morphological changes of these films.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This paper was presented at the 17th International Coating Science and Technology Symposium, September 7–10, 2014, in San Diego, CA (USA).
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Thin Films Research Centre > Electronic Materials and Sensors Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1007/s11998-015-9688-x
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2016 12:49
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 12:49
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12915

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