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Electrical properties of CuInTe2(1-x)S2x thin film by spray pyrolysis

Anil S. Meshram1 , Ompraksh P. Chimankar2, Yashwantrao D. Tembhurkar3*

 

 

1,3Department of Physics, S. K. Porwal College Kamptee, Nagpur, 441002, India

2Department of Physics, R. T. M Nagpur University Nagpur, 441001, India

Adv. Mater. Proc., 2018, 3 (2), 125-128

DOI: 10.5185/amp.2018/962

Publication Date (Web):05 February 2018

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Abstract


Abstract

Thin films of CuInTe2(1-x)S2x were grown by spray pyrolysis and develop thin films on glass substrate at 350C by varying proportion x in the range of 0.25. Aqueous solutions of cupric chloride, indium tri-chloride, thio-urea and tellurium tetra-chloride mixed in proper composition x and studies their electrical properties of all these films. The resistivity of the films was measured for temperature ranging from 77 K to 473 K. The activation energies values were calculated from Arrhenius plot. At very low temperature a variable range hopping conduction mechanism appears to be operative. Surface of thin films has been studied by Scanning Electron Microscope. Copyright © 2018 VBRI Press.

Keywords


CuInTe2(1-x)S2x thin films, spray pyrolysis, electrical properties.