Compositional dependence properties change in S40Se60-xSbx alloys

Naik, Ramakanta ; Ganesan, Rajamanickam

Abstract

Bulk samples of S40Se60-xSbx (with x=10, 20, 30 and 40 at. %) were prepared from high purity chemicals by melt quenching technique. The samples compositions were confirmed by using energy dispersive analysis of X-rays. X-ray diffraction studies revealed that all the samples have poly-crystalline phase. The variation in optical properties with compositional has been investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy. The optical band gap of the thin films is found to be decreased with composition. Increasing Sb content was found to affect the structural and optical properties of bulk samples. The intensity of core level spectra changes with the addition of Sb clearly interprets the optical properties change due to compositional variation. The Raman shift and new peak formation in these samples clearly show the structural modifications due to Sb addition.

Keyword(s)

Alloys; EDAX; Photoelectron spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy; Optical Properties


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