Electrodeposition of mesoporous CdTe films with the aid of citric acid from lyotropic liquid crystalline phases


Li, Xiaohong, Nandhakumar, Iris S., Gabriel, Tim, Attard, George S., Markham, Matthew L., Smith, David C., Baumberg, Jeremy J., Govender, Kuveshni, O’Brien, Paul and Smythe-Boyle, David (2006) Electrodeposition of mesoporous CdTe films with the aid of citric acid from lyotropic liquid crystalline phases. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 16, (31), 3207-3214. (doi:10.1039/b603911a).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b603911a

Description/Abstract

Nanostructured CdTe films were electrodeposited on CdS substrates from lyotropic liquid
crystalline phases of non-ionic surfactants using citric acid. The deposition mechanism was
studied using cyclic voltammetry. The effect of citric acid on the deposition properties of CdTe
was investigated. The CdTe films were characterized by scanning electron microscopy,
transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, polarized optical microscopy, and UV–vis
spectroscopy. In addition quartz crystal microbalance studies were carried out to provide further
evidence for the mesoporosity of the CdTe films. The results indicated that the films exhibited a
mesoporous structure and good optical properties.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0959-9428 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Electronics and Computer Science
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Chemistry
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Engineering Materials & Surface Engineering
ePrint ID: 63256
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:45
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/63256

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