Colour tunable co-evaporated CdSxSe1-x (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) ternary chalcogenide thin films for photodetector applications

Sahana Nagappa Moger, Mahesha M. G

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Cadmium Sulfoselenide CdSxSe1-x (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) films were grown by thermal co-evaporation of source materials, CdS and CdSe, taken in the stoichiometric ratio. Systematic shift in the position of X-ray diffractogram (XRD) peak and optical absorption edge have confirmed the change in structural and optical properties as x varied from 0 to 1. Further, photoluminescence (PL) spectra revealed that ternary system has a minimum defect, which is the basic requirement for device applications. The Raman and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) studies have given concurrent results revealing the chemical states of the ternary samples. Detailed analysis of XPS has shown incorporation of oxygen in minor fraction, which proved to help in improving the photoresponse. Electrical study has shown that the electrical properties can varied by changing the composition. All the samples have exhibited n-type conductivity with carrier concentration in the range 1014 to 1015 cm−3. Finally, photoresponse study showed that sample with x = 0.2 is best suitable for photodetector, where the device can be operated over entire visible range.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105288
JournalMaterials Science in Semiconductor Processing
Publication statusPublished - 12-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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