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Structural and optical properties of CsI thin films: Influence of film thickness and humidity

Jammal, Nabeel and Rai, Richa and Triloki, and Singh, B K (2018) Structural and optical properties of CsI thin films: Influence of film thickness and humidity. In: PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER, 546 . pp. 21-27.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physb.2018.07.017


Structural and optical studies have been performed on the thermally-evaporated ``as-deposited'' and ``humid air aged'' CsI thin films. The structural analysis for both ``as-deposited'' and ``humid air aged'' films shows a well-oriented peaks position of (110) and (220) lattice planes with a compressive stress in the films. The crystal quality has been investigated through the structural parameters. The increase in peak intensity as well as sharpness with film thickness implies the improvement of crystallinity. The optical absorbance of CsI films has been analyzed in the wavelength range of 190 nm-900 nm in order to estimate the band gap energy of the films. Slater's model has also been used to explain the degradation of band gap energy with the increase in crystallite size.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: CsI thin film; XRD; UV-Vis; Compressive strain; Texture coefficient; Crystallinity; Band gap energy
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2018 15:51
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2018 15:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/60678

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