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

Electrodeposition of mesoporous CdTe films with the aid of citric acid from lyotropic liquid crystalline phases
Electrodeposition of mesoporous CdTe films with the aid of citric acid from lyotropic liquid crystalline phases
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.
3207-3214
Li, Xiaohong
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Markham, Matthew L.
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Baumberg, Jeremy J.
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Nandhakumar, Iris S.
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Gabriel, Tim
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Attard, George S.
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Markham, Matthew L.
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Smith, David C.
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Baumberg, Jeremy J.
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Govender, Kuveshni
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O’Brien, Paul
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Smythe-Boyle, David
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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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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.

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Submitted date: 16 March 2006
Published date: 23 June 2006
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp

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Local EPrints ID: 63256
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/63256
PURE UUID: ad9fb9fd-1f04-4232-bf21-56ad98c8d607
ORCID for Iris S. Nandhakumar: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9668-9126
ORCID for George S. Attard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8304-0742

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Date deposited: 24 Sep 2008
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:56

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