• Preparation and structural characterisation of chemically deposited Pb1−xCdxS films

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      Electroless deposition; Pb1−xCdxS; lattice constants; x-ray powder diffraction

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      Alloy films of Pb1−xCdxS have been prepared on glass substrates by electroless deposition from a chemical bath. Structural characterisation of the alloy was carried out by x-ray powder diffraction technique using Debye-Scherrer camera. The study shows that Pb1−xCdxS exists in cubic phase and the lattice constants are found to be greater than individual CdS and PbS value. This expansion of lattice is possibly due to interstitials. The lattice constants have been found to vary linearly with atomic percent of cadmium sulphide. The SEM micrographs show that particle size increases with increase in atomic percent of cadmium sulphide in the alloy.

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      B B Nayak1 H N Acharya1 G B Mitra1

      1. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - 721 302, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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