Effects of sulfide treatment on the photoluminescent and structural properties of electrodeposited CdS films

Yow Jon Lin, Chang Feng You, Hsing Cheng Chang, Chia Jyi Liu, Chi Ann Wu

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This study investigates the effect of sulfide treatment on the structural and photoluminescent properties of the electrodeposited CdS film by Raman spectroscopy, photoluminescence and X-ray diffraction measurements. The dependences of the film quality and luminescence on sulfide treatment time were found. The crystallinity can be enhanced while following sulfide treatment. Such an improvement indicates the reduced number of the sulfur-related vacancies as a result of the adsorption (incorporation) of the sulfur atoms during the sulfide treatment process. In addition, a suitable sulfide treatment time may lead to a smoother CdS surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-411
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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