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Optical and morphological characterization of BaSe thin films synthesized via chemical bath deposition

Mina, M.S., Kabir, H., Rahman, M.M.ORCID: 0000-0002-6778-7931, Kabir, M.A., Rahaman, M., Bashar, M.S., Islam, M.S., Sharmin, A. and Ahmed, F. (2013) Optical and morphological characterization of BaSe thin films synthesized via chemical bath deposition. IOSR Journal of Applied Physics (IOSR-JAP), 4 (5). pp. 30-35.

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Abstract

Barium selinide (BaSe) thin films were deposited onto glass substrate via chemical bath deposition (CBD) method. The effect of deposition time on the thin film formation mechanism has been studied to understand the optimum conditions for synthesis process. The phase identification and surface morphology of thin coated films were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), respectively while the optical characterizations were conducted by means of ultraviolet visible (UV- Vis) spectroscopy. XRD study confirms the polycrystalline hexagonal structure of the thin films. The XRD peaks at 2θ =23.84° and 2θ = 23.86o showed the preferential orientation along the (021) and (201) plane with deposition time 20 hours and 22 hours respectively, whereas the major peak at (111) was obtained with a deposition time of 24 hours. With the increase in deposition time up to 24 hours, the film gradually grew thicker along with the fine increase in the grain size. The direct optical band gap of the films was measured to be varied from 1.33 to 3.37 eV.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: IOSR Journals
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56346
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