Pathinettampadiyan, D. and Marikani, A. and Murali, K.R. (2000) Electrical and Photoelectrical Properties of Vacuum Deposited SnSe Thin Films. Crystal Research and Technology, 35 (8). pp. 949-957. ISSN 0232-1300

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Polycrystalline thin films of tin selenide have been prepared by vacuum deposition at a substrate temperature of 150oC and reported. X-ray diffraction, optical transmission, electrical conductivity and photoconductivity studies have been carried out on these films. Annealing the films at 300oC for 2 hours improves the crystallinity and a preferred orientation along the (111) plane develops. The optical transmission measurement reveals that the SnSe thin films have a direct allowed band gap of 1.26 eV. Electrical conductivity study shows that the conductivity increases with increasing temperature. The observed electrical conductivity at low temperature is explained based on hopping conduction mechanism. The photoconductivity measurement indicates the presence of continuously distributed deep localised gap states in this material.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: vacuum deposition; optical properties; electrical conductivity; photoconductivity; tin selenide
Subjects: Electrochemical Materials Science
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2012 16:53
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2012 16:53

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