Keywords Zn Cd Se thin ﬁlms Ferrocene Hybrid precursor binary compounds and partially address the issue x 1-x semiconductors Multi-layer structure Photoconductive of cadmium toxicity [5–8]. The development and use of materials Band-gap energy new semiconductive materials with reduced cadmium content will pose fewer issues, other aspects being equal. The use of abundant, durable, and low cost materials, such 1 Introduction as zinc, is a key requirement for thin ﬁlm technology, alongside high efﬁciency and non-toxicity. Consequently, Binary 12–16 compounds, such as CdSe, CdTe, and ZnSe, the substitution of Cd with Zn is a step towards the right are well-known semiconductive materials that present direction . particular interest and have found various applications in Cadmium selenide, thoroughly investigated in previous the ﬁelds of solar energy conversion and electronics. reports [10–13], is considered as our starting material, Possessing direct energy gaps (1.7, 1.5, and 2.7 eV, based on strong indications supporting that Zn is inserted respectively), which are more efﬁcient to the absorption of in a CdSe matrix. During the last decades CdSe has been electromagnetic radiation, they are very promising mate- applied in thin ﬁlm solar cells because of its proper band- rials for
Journal of Applied Electrochemistry – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 24, 2017
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