Light-assisted deposition of CdS thin films

Bacaksiz E., Novruzov V., Karal H., Yanmaz E., Altunbaş M., Kopya A.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, vol.34, no.21, pp.3109-3112, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 21
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/0022-3727/34/21/302
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3109-3112
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The effects of white light illumination during the deposition of CdS thin films in a quasi-closed volume on the structural, photoelectrical and optical properties are investigated. The films were highly c-axis oriented with an increasing intensity of (002) reflection as the illumination increases. The room temperature resistivity values of the CdS films decreased in the range of 10(7)-10(4) Omega cm. The photosensitivity in the fundamental absorption region and the transparency in the transmission region considerably increased as the illumination increased. Under 100 mW cm(-2) insolation, the efficiencies of the CdS/CdTe solar cells based on CdS window materials which were deposited: (1) in the dark; and (2) under an illumination of 150 mW cm(-2) were found to be 1.8% and 7.3%, respectively.