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Growth and Characterization of Lead Selenide (PbSe) Thin Film, by Chemical Bath Deposition

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Physics, Paul University Awka, Anambra State, NIGERIA
  • 2 Department of Physics and Industrial Physics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, NIGERIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 2, Issue (7), Pages 15-19, July,26 (2013)


Lead Selenide (PbSe) thin film has been grown on glass slides by Chemical Bath Deposition method at 300k. Characterization of optical and structural properties of the films were carried out using a Jane way 6405 UV-VIS Spectrophotometer and an X-ray mini-diffraction (MD-10) using Cukα radiation with λ = 1.5406 nm . The absorbance of the deposited films was high while the transmittance was almost zero within the visible and infrared regions of electromagnetic spectrum. The optical band gap of the deposited film was found to be 0.28eV. The deposited thin films of Lead Selenide were found to be polycrystalline in nature. XRD studies reveals cubic structure with preferred orientation along (200) plane. The lattice constant was found to be 5.84Å.


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