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Tin sulfide (SnS) is one of the IV-VI layered semiconductor compounds of the form MX where M is Sn and X is the chalcogen S. SnS finds wide applications in optoelectronic devices and window material for heterojunction solar cells [1]. It is cheaply available and has band gap in the region of 1.0 to 1.2 eV [2], matching the highest intensity of the solar spectrum. Hence studies are made to use SnS in the photoelectrochemical (PEC) solar cells. Crystalline SnS is usually a p-type semiconductor [3] and the acceptor levels are created by the tin vacancies normally present in the lattices. The orthorhombic structure of SnS can be regarded as a small distortion of NaCl structure, results in a considerable reduction of bond strength along one end leads to the layered nature of SnS [4]. The objective of this paper is to study the structural, morphological and optical properties of SnS films obtained by the brush plating technique for the application in PEC solar cells.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electrochemical Materials Science
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2012 16:40
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2012 16:40
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1024

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