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Investigation of surface activity and photoinduced diffusion of metals in solution deposited amorphous films of $As_2S_3$

Harshavardhan, Solomon K and Krishna, KN and Rao, KJ (1985) Investigation of surface activity and photoinduced diffusion of metals in solution deposited amorphous films of $As_2S_3$. In: Journal of Materials Science, 20 (9). pp. 3253-3259.

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Abstract

Surface activity of solution deposited (SD) amorphous films of $As_2S_3$ has been investigated. Silver and copper are readily deposited on such films from appropriate aqueous ionic solutions. The metals diffuse into the films upon irradiation with energetic photons. Structure and properties of SD films have been investigated using electron microscopy, optical spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry.The amorphous films tend to crystallize upon metal diffusion. The stability of amorphous films,the deposition of metals on their active surfaces and the photoinduced diffusion may all be attributed to the presence or production of charged defects in amorphous chalcogenide films.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Depositing User: RM Shivakumara
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/14800

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