Development of CdSe thin films for application in electronic devices

OLUSOLA, O. I., ECHENDU, O. K. and DHARMADASA, I (2015). Development of CdSe thin films for application in electronic devices. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 26 (2), 1066-1076.

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Thin films of cadmium selenide (CdSe) have been deposited on fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO)-coated glass using potentiostatic electrodeposition method. The suitable range of deposition potentials for the formation of stoichiometric layer of CdSe was established using cyclic voltammograms. The films have been characterised using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, optical absorption, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy and photo-electrochemical (PEC) cell techniques. XRD results show that the deposited films are polycrystalline in nature having hexagonal structure with preferred orientation along (002) plane. PEC study reveals that the films have n-type electrical conductivity. The optical bandgap of the film have been estimated to be 2.00 and 1.80 eV for as-deposited and heat-treated layers respectively when grown at a cathodic potential of 1,972 mV. The electronic quality of the electrodeposited CdSe layers was also tested using the device structure glass/FTO/n-CdSe/Au which produced Schottky diodes with rectification factor of 102.9, reverse saturation current of ~372 nA and threshold voltage of ~0.15 V. The potential barrier observed for Au/n-CdSe interface is >1.10 eV.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Advanced Coatings and Composites Research Centre > Electronic Materials and Sensors Research Group
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Page Range: 1066-1076
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 09:44
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 04:23

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