Microstructure of nanocrystalline CdS powders and thin films by Electrostatic Assisted Aerosol Jet Decomposition/Deposition method

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

Nanocrystalline CdS powders and thin films have been prepared by an Electrostatic Assisted Aerosol Jet Decomposition/Deposition (EAAJD) method from an aqueous solution of cadmium chloride and thiourea. The microstructure of the powders and films was characterised by a combination of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) techniques. The results showed that nanocrystalline powders and films were produced with a crystallite size less than 35 nm. A predominant hexagonal structure with a strong preferred orientation was formed in the films. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume47
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

Keywords

  • EAAJD, microstructure, nanocrystalline CdS powders and thin films