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Study the Influence of Chemical Treatment on the Compositional Changes and Defect Structures of ZnS Thin Film

Authors: N. Dahbi, D-E. Arafah


The effect of chemical treatment in CdCl2 on the compositional changes and defect structures of potentially useful ZnS solar cell thin films prepared by vacuum deposition method was studied using the complementary Rutherford backscattering (RBS) and Thermoluminesence (TL) techniques. A series of electron and hole traps are found in the various as deposited samples studied. After treatment, perturbation on the intensity is noted; mobile defect states and charge conversion and/or transfer between defect states are found.

Keywords: Thermoluminescence, Chemical Treatment, RBS, vacuum deposition, defect, ZnS, glow curve, thinfilm

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