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dc.contributor.author Wilson, KC
dc.contributor.author Manikandan, E
dc.contributor.author Basheer Ahamed, M
dc.contributor.author Mwakikunga, BW
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-30T13:22:29Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-30T13:22:29Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Wilson, K.C, Manikandan, E, Basheer, Ahamed, M and Mwakikunga, B.W. 2014. Nanocauliflower like structure of CdS thin film for solar cell photovoltaic applications: In situ tin doping by chemical bath deposition technique. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 585, pp 555-560 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0925-8388
dc.identifier.uri http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0925838813023591/1-s2.0-S0925838813023591-main.pdf?_tid=b8238b82-425c-11e4-9e20-00000aab0f27&acdnat=1411392852_38ba9e4a19e65ff54901253025a73c85
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/7699
dc.description Copyright: 2014 Elsevier. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY. The definitive version is published Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 585, pp 555-560 en_US
dc.description.abstract We report on surface morphology changes of in situ tin (Sn) doped cadmium sulphide (CdS) thin film nanostructures prepared on a glass substrate using the chemical bath deposition (CBD) technique. Sn-doping in the presence of triethanolammine (TEOA) as complexing agent resulted in the formation of nanocauliflower like structure of CdS thin film. X-ray diffraction (XRD) results indicated that Sn-doped CdS thin films show a hexagonal structure with a preferential orientation growth along the c-axis (002). The Sn(sup4+) doping markedly influenced on the evolution of the CdS nanostructures, resulting in the formation of nanocracks due to the substitution of Cd(sup2+) ions by larger-than-host Sn(sup4+) ions as well as a drastic increase in electrical conductivity. An improved optical transmittance property was also achieved by the Sn-doping with no considerable change in the energy band gap. Moreover, a large improvement in both electrical conductivity and photosensitivity observed in the Sn-doped CdS thin films suggests that Sn-doping is highly effective for applications as window/buffer layers in future solar cell applications. Structural evolution of cauliflower like nanostructures are also discussed in this paper. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;13362
dc.subject Semiconductors en_US
dc.subject Thin films en_US
dc.subject Nanostructured materials en_US
dc.subject Scanning Electron Microscopy en_US
dc.subject SEM en_US
dc.subject X-ray diffraction en_US
dc.subject Electronic properties en_US
dc.title Nanocauliflower like structure of CdS thin film for solar cell photovoltaic applications: Insitu tin doping by chemical bath deposition technique en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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