International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2569

Full Length Research Paper

Cyclic voltammetry studies of cadmium zinc sulfide aqueous solution

Saravanan Nagalingam1*, Geok Bee Teh2, Rong-Fuh Louh3 and Kai Tung Chee1
  1Faculty of Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, 31900 Kampar, Perak, Malaysia. 2School of Arts and Science, Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman, 53300 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 3Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Feng Chia University, Taichung, 40724 Taiwan.  
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  •  Accepted: 02 November 2011
  •  Published: 30 November 2011

Abstract

 

Cyclic voltammetry studies in aqueous solution were found to offer some noteworthy information in the electrodeposition synthesis of cadmium zinc sulfide thin film. The studies were performed at low pH, room temperature and fixed solution concentration. Suitable deposition potential ranges were obtained from this analysis. Cadmium zinc sulfide thin films were deposited at different potentials to determine optimum deposition potential. Scanning electron microscope images of deposited thin film show improved nucleation rate and crystal growth at higher deposition potential.

 

Key words: Cadmium zinc sulfide, pH, cyclic voltammetry, synthesis.