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Study of the morphology of ZnS thin films deposited on different substrates via chemical bath deposition.

Scanning (2015-05-27)
Claudia M Gómez-Gutiérrez, P A Luque, A Castro-Beltran, A R Vilchis-Nestor, Eder Lugo-Medina, A Carrillo-Castillo, M A Quevedo-Lopez, A Olivas
ABSTRACT

In this work, the influence of substrate on the morphology of ZnS thin films by chemical bath deposition is studied. The materials used were zinc acetate, tri-sodium citrate, thiourea, and ammonium hydroxide/ammonium chloride solution. The growth of ZnS thin films on different substrates showed a large variation on the surface, presenting a poor growth on SiO2 and HfO2 substrates. The thin films on ITO substrate presented a uniform and compact growth without pinholes. The optical properties showed a transmittance of about 85% in the visible range of 300-800 nm with band gap of 3.7 eV.