Process and characterisation of chemical bath deposited manganese sulphide (MnS) thin films

C. D. Lokhande, A. Ennaoui, P. S. Patil, M. Giersig, M. Muller, K. Diesner, H. Tributsch

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Abstract

Manganese sulphide (MnS) thin films have been deposited by a simple and inexpensive chemical bath deposition (CBD) method using thioacetamide as a sulphide ion source from an aqueous medium. The effect of preparative parameters on the film growth and quality has been studied. The MnS films have been characterised by XRD, TEM, SEM, EDAX, RBS, optical absorption and (time resolved microwave conductivity) TRMC techniques for their structural, compositional, and optical properties. The as-deposited MnS film on glass substrate consists of nanocrystalline grains. The film consists of mixed (cubic and hexagonal) phases. The optical band gap of the film is estimated to be 3.02 eV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-75
Number of pages6
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume330
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chemical bath deposition
  • Film growth
  • Manganese sulphide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Lokhande, C. D., Ennaoui, A., Patil, P. S., Giersig, M., Muller, M., Diesner, K., & Tributsch, H. (1998). Process and characterisation of chemical bath deposited manganese sulphide (MnS) thin films. Thin Solid Films, 330(2), 70-75.

Process and characterisation of chemical bath deposited manganese sulphide (MnS) thin films. / Lokhande, C. D.; Ennaoui, A.; Patil, P. S.; Giersig, M.; Muller, M.; Diesner, K.; Tributsch, H.

In: Thin Solid Films, Vol. 330, No. 2, 30.09.1998, p. 70-75.

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Lokhande, CD, Ennaoui, A, Patil, PS, Giersig, M, Muller, M, Diesner, K & Tributsch, H 1998, 'Process and characterisation of chemical bath deposited manganese sulphide (MnS) thin films', Thin Solid Films, vol. 330, no. 2, pp. 70-75.
Lokhande CD, Ennaoui A, Patil PS, Giersig M, Muller M, Diesner K et al. Process and characterisation of chemical bath deposited manganese sulphide (MnS) thin films. Thin Solid Films. 1998 Sep 30;330(2):70-75.
Lokhande, C. D. ; Ennaoui, A. ; Patil, P. S. ; Giersig, M. ; Muller, M. ; Diesner, K. ; Tributsch, H. / Process and characterisation of chemical bath deposited manganese sulphide (MnS) thin films. In: Thin Solid Films. 1998 ; Vol. 330, No. 2. pp. 70-75.
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