American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Deposition and Characterization of CdS Nano Thin Film with Complexing Agent Triethanolamine

K. Manikandan, C. Surendra Dilip, P. Mani and J. Joseph Prince

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.318.327

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 3

Pages 318-327

Abstract

The equimolar concentration thin films of Cadmium Sulfide (CdxSx) with the complexing agent TEA were deposited on a glass substrate by the SILAR technique. The crystalline nature with face centered cubic crystal system of the CdS films is determined from X-ray diffraction analysis. The broadened diffraction peaks indicated nano sized particles of the film materials. The surface morphology of the films was studied by SEM analysis. The Energy Dispersive Analysis of X-ray (EDAX) plot confirms the equimolar composition of Cd and S ions in the film materials. Surface topography of the film was studied by AFM. The optical characteristic of absorbance, transmittance and band gap was analyzed by UV-visible spectra. The band gap energy of the material was observed as 2.18 eV and chemical bonding was studied by FT-IR spectral analysis.

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© 2015 K. Manikandan, C. Surendra Dilip, P. Mani and J. Joseph Prince. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.