Investigation of electronic quality of electrodeposited cadmium sulphide layers from thiourea precursor for use in large area electronics

OJO, A.A. and DHARMADASA, I (2016). Investigation of electronic quality of electrodeposited cadmium sulphide layers from thiourea precursor for use in large area electronics. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 180, 14-28.

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Abstract

CdS layers used in thin film solar cells and other electronic devices are usually grown by wet chemical methods using CdCl2 as the Cadmium source and either Na2S2O3, NH4S2O3 or NH2CSNH2 as Sulphur sources. Obviously, one of the sulphur precursors should produce more suitable CdS layers required to give the highest performing devices. This can only be achieved by comprehensive experimental work on growth and characterisation of CdS layers from the above mentioned sulphur sources. This paper presents the results observed on CdS layers grown by electrodepositing using two electrode configuration and thiourea as the sulphur precursor. X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, optical absorption, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell methods have been used to characterise the material properties. In order to test and study the electronic device quality of the layers, ohmic and rectifying contacts were fabricated on the electroplated layers. Schottky barriers, formed on the layers were also compared with previously reported work on Chemical Bath Deposited CBD-CdS layers and bulk single crystals of CdS. Comparatively, Schottky diodes fabricated on electroplated CdS layers using two-electrode system and thiourea precursor exhibit excellent electronic properties suitable for electronic devices such as thin film solar panels and large area display devices.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Thin Films Research Centre > Electronic Materials and Sensors Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2016.05.006
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 16:06
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2016 01:28
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13127

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