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Title: Preliminary study of CdTe and CdTe:Cu thin films nanostructures deposited by using DC magnetron sputtering

Growth and properties of CdTe and CdTe:Cu thin films nanostrucures deposited by using dc magnetron sputtering are reported. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to observe the surface morphologies of the thin films. At growth conditions of 250 °C and 14 W, CdTe films did not yet evenly deposited. However, at growth temperature and plasma power of 325 °C and 43 W, both CdTe and CdTe:Cu(2%) have deposited on the substrates. In this condition, the morphology of the films indicate that the films have a grain-like nanostructures. Grain size diameter of about 200 nm begin to appear on top of the films. Energy Dispersive X-rays spectroscopy (EDX) was used to investigate chemical elements of the Cu doped CdTe film deposited. It was found that the film deposited consist of Cd, Te and Cu elements. XRD was used to investigate the full width at half maximum (FWHM) values of the thin films deposited. The results show that CdTe:Cu(2%) thin film has better crystallographic properties than CdTe thin film. The UV-Vis spectrometer was used to investigate the optical properties of thin films deposited. The transmittance spectra showed that transmittance of CdTe:Cu(2%) film is lower than CdTe film. It was found that themore » bandgap energy of CdTe and CdTe:Cu(2%) thin films of about 1.48 eV.« less
Authors:
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  1. Departement of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Gunungpati, Semarang 50229 Jawa Tengah (Indonesia)
  2. Materials Research Group, Laboratory of Thin Film, Department of Physics, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Gunungpati, Semarang 50229 Jawa Tengah (Indonesia)
  3. Departement of Physics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218083
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1555; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: LCTAP 2012: International conference on theoretical and applied physics, Kalimantan (Indonesia), 19-20 Oct 2012; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; CADMIUM TELLURIDES; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; COPPER; DEPOSITION; DOPED MATERIALS; ENERGY GAP; GRAIN SIZE; INFRARED SPECTRA; MORPHOLOGY; NANOSTRUCTURES; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SPUTTERING; THIN FILMS; ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA; VISIBLE SPECTRA; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY