Facile Room Temperature Deposition of ZnS Thin Films on Flexible Plastic Substrates via Nebulized Spray Method

Authors

  • A. Paul Department of Physics, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, Kerala, India, 682 011
  • J. C . John Department of Physics, St. Thomas College, Pala, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 686 574
  • J. Jose Department of Physics, St. George’s College, Aruvithura, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 686 122
  • V. J. Ambily Department of Physics, St. George’s College, Aruvithura, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 686 122
  • N. Joseph Department of Physics, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, Kerala, India, 682 011; Department of Physics, St. George’s College, Aruvithura, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 686 122
  • S. Augustine Department of Physics, St. Thomas College, Pala, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 686 574; Department of Physics, Deva Matha College, Kuravilangad, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 686 633;
  • S. Thomas Department of Physics, Deva Matha College, Kuravilangad, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 686 633
  • T. Sebastian Department of Physics, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, Kerala, India, 682 011; Department of Physics, Deva Matha College, Kuravilangad, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 686 633

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v16i2.69566

Abstract

This study focuses on investigating a potential method for depositing zinc sulfide (ZnS), in thin film form at room temperature. A facile and effective approach was employed in this study, wherein a suspension of ZnS powder in methanol was applied onto flexible plastic substrates using a spray deposition method. Structural analysis of the resulting films revealed a broad X-ray diffraction peak along the (100) plane, indicating the presence of nanoscale crystallites. The band gap of the ZnS films was determined to be 3.78 eV. Furthermore, the films exhibited photo luminescence emission centered at a wavelength of 410 nm, which corresponds to the blue edge of the chromaticity diagram.

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Published

2024-05-01

How to Cite

Paul, A., John, J. C. ., Jose, J., Ambily, . V. . J., Joseph, N. ., Augustine, S., Thomas, S., & Sebastian, T. (2024). Facile Room Temperature Deposition of ZnS Thin Films on Flexible Plastic Substrates via Nebulized Spray Method. Journal of Scientific Research, 16(2), 527–535. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v16i2.69566

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Section A: Physical and Mathematical Sciences