Recrystallisation of electrophoretically deposited CdTe films

P. Pande, S. Bocking, S. Duke, Robert Miles, M. J. Carter, I. Latimer, Robert Hill

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    Abstract

    Films of CdTe have been produced by a novel low cost process based on electrophoretic deposition using polar organic solvents. The main advantage of this method is the high rate of deposition, greater than 20 μm/min. Details of the deposition process are given and the effects of post-deposition annealing of the samples have also been investigated using XRD, SEM and EDAX. Laser annealing resulted in melting of CdTe producing more compact and robust films.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)930-934
    JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
    Volume159
    Issue number1-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 1996

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