Polycrystalline Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) thin films were prepared using thermal evaporation method at 150 °C substrate temperature. These samples were irradiated with 100 MeV (7+) oxygen ions for various fluences namely 1×1011, 5×1011, 1×1012 and 5×1012 ions/cm2, to study the irradiation effects on structural properties. X-ray diffraction patterns showed increase in crystallinity and enhanced microstructure up to the fluence of 5×1011 ions/cm2. For higher fluences 5×1012 ions/cm2, microstructure and surface morphology decreases which is an advantages as it increases the efficiency of the CdTe solar cells. The detailed studies have been presented and discussed in this paper.
Pattar, Jayadev; K. M., Balakrishna; Sanjeev, Ganesh; and H.M., Mahesh
"Effect of 100 MeV (7+) Oxygen ion irradiation on the structural properties of Cadmium Telluride thin films,"
International Journal of Thin Film Science and Technology: Vol. 2
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