Electrodeposited CdZnSe thin films have been prepared at various bath temperatures. The thickness of the films was estimated between 850 nm and 1500 nm by stylus method. The X-ray diffraction patterns revealed that the polycrystalline nature with cubic structure of CdZnSe alloy thin films. Microstructural properties such as, crystallite size, dislocation density, microstrain and number of crystallites per unit area were calculated using predominant orientation of the films. SEM images revealed that the surface morphology could be tailored suitably by adjusting the pH value during deposition. The surface roughness of the film was estimated using topographical studies. Optical properties of the film were analyzed from absorption and transmittance studies. Optical band gap of the films increased from 1.67 to 1.72 eV with the increase of bath temperature from 30 to 90℃. The optical constants (refractive index (n) and extinction coefficient (k)) of CdZnSe thin films were evaluated using optical studies.
CdZnSe, Electrodeposition, thin films, optical properties
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