Effect of different substrates on the properties of CdS thin film deposited by different technique

Jia Ming Cong, Yong Qiang Pan, Yun Hua Wu, Chuan Jun Zhang, Shan Li Wang

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The CdS thin films were prepared on ITO, FTO and AZO substrates by RF magnetron sputtering technique and chemical bath deposition technique. The morphology, structure and optical properties of all samples were characterized by the scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. The results show that the microstructure of CdS thin films dependent on the type of substrate by different deposition techniques, the grain size is larger by chemical bath deposition technique, but the surface are relatively rough. All the prepared CdS thin films show a mixed phase structure of cubic and hexagonal. The diffraction peaks by sputtering is clear, sharp, and the crystalline is better than chemical bath deposition technique. The optical transmittance of CdS thin film by chemical bath deposition technique is inferior to those of CdS films by sputtering, but the advantage in the short wave direction is clearly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-153
Number of pages5
JournalHongwai Yu Haomibo Xuebao/Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


  • CdS thin film
  • Chemical bath deposition
  • Magnetron sputtering
  • TCO


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