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Title: Electrodeposition of Zn based nanostructure thin films for photovoltaic applications

We present here a systematic study on the synthesis thin films of various ZnO, CdO, Zn{sub x}Cd{sub 1-x} (O) and ZnTe nanostructures by electrodeposition technique with ZnCl{sub 2,} CdCl{sub 2} and ZnSO{sub 4} solution as starting reactant. Several reaction parameters were examined to develop an optimal procedure for controlling the size, shape, and surface morphology of the nanostructure. The results showed that the morphology of the products can be carefully controlled through adjusting the concentration of the electrolyte. The products present well shaped Nanorods arrays at specific concentration and temperature. UV-VIS spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction results show that the product presents good crystallinity. A possible formation process has been proposed.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia IIUM, P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia su3ad@iium.edu.my (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391286
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1653; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: APMAS 2014: 4. International Congress in Advances in Applied Physics and Materials Science, Fethiye (Turkey), 24-27 Apr 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; CADMIUM CHLORIDES; CADMIUM OXIDES; CONCENTRATION RATIO; ELECTRODEPOSITION; ELECTROLYTES; MORPHOLOGY; NANOSTRUCTURES; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; SURFACES; SYNTHESIS; THIN FILMS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; ZINC CHLORIDES; ZINC OXIDES; ZINC SULFATES; ZINC TELLURIDES