Chemical bath ZnSe thin films: Deposition and characterisation

C. D. Lokhande, P. S. Patil, A. Ennaoui, H. Tributsch

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The zinc selenide (ZnSe) thin films have been deposited by a simple and inexpensive chemical bath deposition (CBD) method. The selenourea was used as a selenide ion source. The ZnSe films have been characterised by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDAX), Rutherford back scattering (RBS), and optical absorption. The as-deposited ZnSe films on various substrates are found to be amorphous and contain O2 and N2 in addition to Zn and Se. The optical band gap of the film is estimated to be 2.9 eV. The films are photoactive as evidenced by time resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-297
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes



  • Chemical bath deposition
  • Film characterisation
  • Thin films
  • ZnSe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Lokhande, C. D., Patil, P. S., Ennaoui, A., & Tributsch, H. (1998). Chemical bath ZnSe thin films: Deposition and characterisation. Applied Surface Science, 123-124, 294-297.