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Influence of triethanolamine on the chemical bath deposited NiS thin films


Kassim, Anuar and Ho, Soon Min and Tan, Wee Tee and Ngai, Chee Fei (2011) Influence of triethanolamine on the chemical bath deposited NiS thin films. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 8 (4). pp. 359-361. ISSN 1546-9239; ESSN: 1554-3641


Problem statement: Recently, many scientists looking for new chalcogenide materials for the solar cell applications. Nowadays, silicon-based solar cell became dominant products in the market. Because of expensive silicon-based solar cells, scientists hope replaces it with cheaper chalcogenide materials. Approach: The binary chalcogenide materials were deposited onto microscope glass slide using simple chemical bath deposition method. Here, we study the influence of complexing agent in the preparation of thin films. The structural and morphological of the deposited films have been studied using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. Results: The X-ray diffraction data showed that the films had polycrystalline in nature with hexagonal structure. The films deposited using 0.1 M of triethanolamine showed more NiS peaks and larger grain sizes as compared with 0.05M and 0.2 M triethanolamine based on the X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy analysis, respectively. Conclusion: The complexing agent played important role during the deposition process.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2011.359.361
Publisher: Science Publications
Keywords: Thin films; Complexing agent; Chemical bath deposition; Triethanolamine; Material wastage; Cheaper chalcogenide; Larger grain sizes; Microscope glass slide; X-Ray diffraction; Scanning electron microscopy
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2013 02:09
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2017 09:21
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/24960
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