Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 1581–1583 | Cite as

Tin selenide (SnSe) thin films prepared by reactive evaporation

  • K. J. John
  • B. Pradeep
  • E. Mathai


Polycrystalline thin films of tin selenide have been prepared by reactive evaporation at substrate temperatures ranging from 473–600 K. Crystallites of the films prepared at substrate temperatures below 525 K are randomly oriented, while they have a strong preferred orientation on the substrate surface at higher substrate temperatures. Optical absorption studies indicate that the fundamental absorption starts at 1.21 eV and it is due to an allowed direct transition.


Polymer Thin Film Evaporation Substrate Temperature Optical Absorption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. J. John
    • 1
  • B. Pradeep
    • 1
  • E. Mathai
    • 1
  1. 1.Solid State Physics Laboratory, Department of PhysicsCochin University of Science and TechnologyKeralaIndia

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