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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 18, pp 5907–5914 | Cite as

Thermal and optical properties of Cd1-xZnxS thin films by photoacoustics

  • P. Raji
  • C. Sanjeeviraja
  • K. Ramachandran
Article

Abstract

Ternary compounds Cd1-xZnxS for various Zn concentration in thin films are synthesized by spray pyrolysis and studied by photoacoustics technique for thermal and optical properties. The thermal diffusivity as a function of the alloy composition measured by photoacoustics shows a maximum at x = 0.6. The optical band gap increases with zinc concentration and the continuous change indicates the formation of solid solution.

PACS

78.20.Hp 78.20.Wc 78.40 −q 78.40.Fy 78.66Hf 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of PhysicsMadurai Kamaraj UniversityMaduraiIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsAlagappa UniversityKaraikudiIndia

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