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
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 1998

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Keywords

  • Chemical bath deposition
  • Film growth
  • Manganese sulphide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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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. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-6090(98)00500-8