Fabrication of CdSexTe1-x thin films by sequential growth using double sources

Demir M., Gullu H., Terlemezoglu M., Parlak M.

Physica B: Condensed Matter, vol.619, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 619
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physb.2021.413232
  • Journal Name: Physica B: Condensed Matter
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: CdSexTe1-x, Thin film, Evaporation, Annealing
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Elsevier B.V.CdSexTe(1-x) (CST) ternary thin films were fabricated by stacking thermally evaporated CdSe and electron beam evaporated CdTe layers. The final structure was achieved in a stoichiometric form of approximately Cd:Se:Te = 50:25:25. The post-annealing processes at 300, 400, and 450 °C were applied to trigger the compound formation of CST thin films. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) profiles revealed that CdTe and CdSe have major peaks at 23.9° and 25.5° corresponds to (111) direction in cubic zinc-blend structure. Raman modes of CdTe were observed at 140 and 168 cm−1, while Raman modes of CdSe films were detected at 208 and 417 cm−1. The post-annealing process was found to be an effective method in order to combine both diffraction peaks and the vibrational modes of CdTe and CdSe, consequently to form CST ternary alloy. Transmission spectroscopy analysis revealed that CST films have direct band gap value of 1.6 eV.