A well adherent nanocrystalline thin film of cadmium selenide (CdSe) has been successfully deposited from chemical bath containing cadmium acetate, tartaric acid, ammonia and sodium selenosulphate, at a bath temperature of 85 0C and a pH of 9.5. The films were characterized using a variety of techniques. Powder X-ray diffraction revealed a cubic phase of CdSe nanocrystalline thin film with preferred orientation along the (111) plane. The SEM micrographs showed the film surface was composed of spherically shaped grains over the entire glass substrate. The elemental composition of the thin film was confirmed by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The optical band gap energy was found to be 1.86 eV.
Gashaw Hone, Fekadu; Kofi Ampong, Francis; Abza, Tizazu; Nkrumah, Isaac; Kwame Nkum, Robert; and Boakye, Francis
"Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe Nanocrystalline Thin Film by Chemical Bath Deposition Technique,"
International Journal of Thin Film Science and Technology: Vol. 4
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/ijtfst/vol4/iss2/2