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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Effect of Post Annealing Temperature on Structural Properties of ZnS thin films Grown by Spray Pyrolisis Technique


Volume 9, Issue 2, November 2014, Pages 913–917

 Effect of Post Annealing Temperature on Structural Properties of ZnS thin films Grown by Spray Pyrolisis Technique

A.U. Moreh1, B. Hamza2, S. Abdullahi3, A. Bala4, Z. Abdullahi5, and M. S. Shehu6

1 Department of Physics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria
2 Department of Physics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria
3 Department of Physics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria
4 Department of Physics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria
5 Physics Advanced Lab, Shedda Science and Technology Complex, SHESTCO, Abuja, Nigeria
6 Department of Physics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, P.M.B. 2346, Sokoto, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 27 August 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


ZnS thin films were grown on soda lime glass substrates using spray pyrolisis method at a substrate temperature of 573K. The films were then subjected to a rapid thermal annealing at different temperatures. X-ray diffraction carried out on the films revealed a single peak which increase in intensity with increase in annealing temperature. The patterns of the ZnS thin films showed that the full width at half-maximum (FWHM), micro-strain and dislocation density of the films decreased with increase in annealing temperature, indicative of an improvement of the crystal quality of ZnS films. Similarly the calculated grain size of the films exhibited an increase with increase in annealing temperature which is a clear indication of an improvement of the crystal quality of the ZnS films. The values of lattice constant 'a' agree with the standard and reported values.

Author Keywords: ZnS, Spray Pyrolisis, annealing, XRD, Structural property.


How to Cite this Article


A.U. Moreh, B. Hamza, S. Abdullahi, A. Bala, Z. Abdullahi, and M. S. Shehu, “Effect of Post Annealing Temperature on Structural Properties of ZnS thin films Grown by Spray Pyrolisis Technique,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 913–917, November 2014.