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Influence of substrate temperature on surface structure and electrical resistivity of the evaporated tin sulphide films

Devika, M and Reddy, Koteeswara N and Ramesh, K and Ganesan, V and Gopal, ESR and Reddy, Ramakrishna KT (2006) Influence of substrate temperature on surface structure and electrical resistivity of the evaporated tin sulphide films. In: Applied Surface Science, 253 (3). pp. 1673-1676.

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Abstract

Tin sulphide films have been deposited with an average thickness of 0.5 mm at different substrate temperatures. The surface structure and electrical resistivity of the films were investigated at room temperature. The surface profiles were examined for crystallite size and roughness with respect to substrate temperature. The as-deposited films grown at low temperatures exhibited blurred hill shape grains with an average diameter and roughness of 85 and 14.5 nm, respectively. However, the films grown at higher temperatures showed nice square shape grains with an average size of 180 nm and roughness of 5.12 nm. More crystalline tin sulphide films showed a lower electrical resistivity of $29.9 \Omega$ cm than other films.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Tin sulphide thin films;Surface structure;Electrical properties
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/11398

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