Photoconductivity and photo-detecting properties of vacuum deposited ZnSe thin films

K. Gowrish Rao, Kasturi V. Bangera, G. K. Shivakumar

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The paper reports the detailed analysis of photoconductivity and photo-detecting properties of vacuum deposited zinc selenide (ZnSe) thin films. The vacuum deposited ZnSe films were found to have high absorption coefficient and showed peak photo-response at 460 nm. The photocurrent and photo-response time of the films were measured as a function of substrate temperature and annealing conditions. Considerable increase in photocurrent and much faster photo-response was observed in films deposited at high substrate temperatures. Annealing at moderate temperatures also improved the photoconductivity and response time of the films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1921-1925
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Sciences
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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