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Title: Growth mechanisms and origin of localized surface plasmon resonance coupled exciton effects in Cu2_xS thin films

Cu2-xS thin films prepared by template free single step wet chemical method on fluorine doped tin oxide substrate without any surfactant exhibts localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) coupled exciton effects. Cu2-xS thin films of unique surface morphology and free carrier density due to copper vacancy is controlled by the growth temperature and time. These selectively grown Cu2-xS thin films possess tunable band gap (2.6 - 1.4 eV) due to quantum size effect. Eventhough, all the samples show satellite peak in the X-ray photoelectron spectra due to Cu vacancies, only the samples with higher oxygen concentration show LSPR in the near infrared region.
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Journal ID: ISSN 2046-2069; 48374
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: RSC Advances; Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 23
Royal Society of Chemistry
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US), Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL)
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United States
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory