Characteristics of nanocrystalline thin films of cadmium sulphide deposited at the water-oil interface

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  • Authors:
  • Enteisar Albrasi
  • Aoife J. Kelly
  • Sukhraaj Johal
  • Paul O'Brien
  • Sean N. Baxter
  • And 1 others
  • External authors:
  • P. John Thomas


Thin films of nanocrystalline CdS were obtained at the water-toluene interface by reacting cadmium diethyldithiocarbamate in toluene with aq. Na2S. Three parameters unique to the topical deposition scheme: the effect of column heights, stirring and the action of molecular surfactants are systematically investigated. The obtained nanocrystalline aggregates are characterized by scanning- and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and profilometric measurements. Conditions for obtaining smooth device quality thin films have been identified during these experiments.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-478
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Early online date22 Feb 2017
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2017