TIMES EFFECT ON MORPHOLOGICAL, STRUCTURAL AND OPTICAL BEHAVIORS OF CDS THIN FILMS FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS APPLICATION

Authors

  • Djamel Eddine Hamza Laboratoire de Chimie, Ingénierie Moléculaire et Nanostructures, Université de Sétif, Algeria
  • Leila LAMIRI Research Center in Industrial Technologies CRTI, P.O. Box 64, Cheraga 16014, Algiers, Algeria
  • Assia Tounsi Laboratoire d’Electrochimie et Matériaux, Département de Génie des Procédés, Faculté de Technologie, Université Ferhat Abbas Sétif, Algérie
  • Amor Aziz Laboratoire de Chimie, Ingénierie Moléculaire et Nanostructures, Université de Sétif, Algeria
  • Mohammad Alam Saeed Department of Physics, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.1242

Keywords:

CdS, electrodeposition, semiconductor, Photoelectrochemical properties, Mott-Schottky plots

Abstract

Cadmium Sulphide thin films have been successfully electrodeposited on a conducting Indium-Tin-Oxide (ITO) glass substrate, with different deposition time (10 min, 20 min, and 30 min). The Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV-Vis spectrophotometry, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Atomic force microscopy (AFM) were used to characterize the morphological of films obtained. Moreover, Mott–Schottky (MS) measurements and Photoelectrochemical (PEC) measurements were carried out to study their structural, optical and electrical properties respectively. XRD result points to high crystallinity oriented along (002) planes. The studies reveal that the optical transmission increases with decreasing time of deposition. Mott-Schottky and Photoelectrochemical studies indicates that the CdS thin films display n-type semiconductor, which allows used as layer in photovoltaic cell applications.

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2022-09-01

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HAMZA , D. E. .; LAMIRI, L.; TOUNSI, A. .; AZIZ, A. .; SAEED , M. A. . TIMES EFFECT ON MORPHOLOGICAL, STRUCTURAL AND OPTICAL BEHAVIORS OF CDS THIN FILMS FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS APPLICATION. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, [S. l.], v. 14, n. 3, p. 548–566, 2022. DOI: 10.4314/jfas.1242. Disponível em: https://jfas.info/index.php/JFAS/article/view/1242. Acesso em: 25 sep. 2022.

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