ZnSe thin films by chemical bath deposition method

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

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Abstract

The ZnSe thin films have been deposited onto glass substrates by the simple chemical bath deposition method using selenourea as a selenide ion source from an aqueous alkaline medium. The effect of Zn ion concentration, bath temperature and deposition time period on the quality and thickness of ZnSe films has been studied. The ZnSe films have been characterized by XRD, TEM, EDAX, TRMC (time-resolved microwave conductivity), optical absorbance and RBS techniques for their structural, compositional, electronic and optical properties. The as-deposited ZnSe films are found to be amorphous, Zn rich with optical band gap, Eg, equal to 2.9 eV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-393
Number of pages15
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 1998

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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