Title: Synthesis and characterisation of chlorine doped cadmium sulphide (CdS:Cl) nanoparticles on flexible substrates

Authors: A. Fateh Mulla, A.M. Al-Dhafiri, W.M. Al-Ayashi, A.S. Al-Shammari

Addresses: Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh-11451, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ' Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh-11451, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ' Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh-11451, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ' Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Hail, P.O. Box 2440, Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Chlorine doped cadmium sulphide thin films have been prepared on flexible substrates using high vacuum evaporation (HVE) technique at room temperature. The structural properties have been determined through XRD and the effect of chlorine doping on the structural properties of these films has been investigated. The chemical analysis has been carried out through EDAX attached to the SEM system. The nanostructures have been identified in the SEM images and a significant effect of the chlorine doping has been noticed. The growth conditions and the characterisation results have been presented and discussed.

Keywords: CdS thin films; nanoparticles; chlorine doping; flexible substrates; synthesis; characterisation; cadmium sulphide; high vacuum evaporation; HVE; nanostructures; nanotechnology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNP.2009.028783

International Journal of Nanoparticles, 2009 Vol.2 No.1/2/3/4/5/6, pp.476-482

Published online: 30 Sep 2009 *

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