Co-sprayed manganese doped zinc sulfide films

Y. Bouznit, Y. Beggah, Mingsong Wang, N. Tabet

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Manganese doped zinc sulfide thin films were deposited on glass substrates using co-spray method. Different characterization techniques such as XRD, FESEM, AFM, UV-vis and PL have been used in order to investigate the structural, morphological and optical properties of these films. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis indicated that pure and Mn-doped films showed only hexagonal polycrystalline wurtzite structure with [0 0 1] vertical preferential direction. SEM images revealed that manganese inclusion has a significant effect on the morphological structure; films have nano-sized grains with a size of approximately 100 nm. All films have high transmittance of about 82% in the visible region. Manganese inclusion has been shown to decrease overall optical gap from 3.69 to 3.63 eV. The photoluminescence intensity was found to reach a maximum and decline at higher manganese content, assisting to the well-known concentration quenching effect. The critical doping level of Mn ions has been determined to be 2%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014



  • Co-spray
  • Doping
  • Manganese
  • Photoluminescence
  • Thin films
  • Zinc sulfide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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