• Preparation and characterization of nanostructured copper bismuth diselenide thin films from a chemical route

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      Copper bismuth diselenide; thin films; chemical bath deposition; deposition parameters.

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      Thin films of copper bismuth diselenide were prepared by chemical bath deposition technique onto glass substrate below 60°C. The deposition parameters such as time, temperature of deposition and pH of the solution, were optimized. The set of films having different elemental compositions was prepared by varying Cu/Bi ratio from 0.13–1.74. Studies on structure, composition, morphology, optical absorption and electrical conductivity of the films were carried out and discussed. Characterization includes X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX), absorption spectroscopy, and electrical conductivity. The results are discussed and interpreted.

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      R H Bari1 L A Patil1

      1. P.G. Department of Physics, Pratap College, Amalner 425 401, India
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