Au doping of CdS polycrystalline films prepared by co-sputtering of CdS-Cd-Au targets

M. Becerril, H. Silva-López, O. Zelaya-Angel, J. R. Vargas-García

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Au doped CdS polycrystalline films were grown on Corning glass substrates at room temperature by co-sputtering from a CdS-Cd-Au target. Elemental Cd and Au were placed onto the CdS target covering small areas. The electrical, structural, and optical properties were analyzed as a function of Au content. The Au doped CdS polycrystalline films showed a p-type semiconductor nature. It was found that the electrical resistivity drops and the carrier concentration increases as a consequence of Au incorporation within the CdS lattice. In both cases, the changes were of several orders of magnitude. © Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Superficies y Materiales.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)214-217
Number of pages192
JournalSuperficies y Vacio
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


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