Surface morphological properties of CdxZn(1-x)S thin films deposited by low-cost atmospheric pressure metal organic chemical vapour deposition technique (AP-MOCVD)

Nurhafiza Kamaruddin, Yulisa Yusoff, Towhid Hossain, Nowshad Amin, Md. Akhtaruzzaman

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The CdxZn(1-x)S films have been deposited by low cost atmospheric pressure metal organic chemical vapour deposition (AP-MOCVD) technique and the resulting morphological properties were successfully evaluated for solar cell applications. All morphological properties presented here were investigated by Field-Emission Scanning Microscopy (FESEM) and Energy Dispersive X-Ray (EDX) spectroscopy. It has been observed that the film thickness and grain size have been greatly influenced by the molar ratio of cadmium and zinc, deposition temperature and time. The average grain size of Cd0.5Zn0.5S films (98.16 nm thick) was obtained with deposition temperature and time of 440°C and 2.5 minutes, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012063
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume271
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2017

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Organic Chemicals
Organic chemicals
Atmospheric pressure
Surface properties
Chemical vapor deposition
Metals
Thin films
Cadmium
Field emission
Film thickness
Zinc
Costs
Solar cells
Microscopic examination
Scanning
Temperature
X-Ray Emission Spectrometry

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