Influence of the substrate temperature on the structural, optical, and morphological properties of (1 0 1) oriented ZnSe thin films for window applications in solar cells

V. S. Ganesha Krishna, M. G. Mahesha

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Abstract

Structural, optical, and morphological studies of the sprayed zinc selenide (ZnSe) thin films at substrate temperatures of 623 K and 673 K are reported here. Films were characterized using energy dispersive analysis (EDX), X-ray diffractogram (XRD), and UV–Vis spectra. ZnSe films deposited at 673 K showed a strong intense peak along the preferred hexagonal (1 0 1) oriented plane with an excellent crystallite size of 57.4 nm with the Se/Zn ratio of 0.8. A transmittance of nearly 75% was recorded in the visible regime. The band gap energy of the film deposited at 673 K was 2.7 eV. The prepared samples were assessed for the solar window layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-626
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Volume58
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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