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

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The structural properties of composites ZnS1-xCux thin films prepared by laser ablation

Ali J. Khalaf and Faisal A. Mustafa

The prepared samples of thin-film composite by laser ablation method were achieved. Powders of zinc slfide with copper of weight ratios x=0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8wt% were mixed and then compressed by approximately 10 t. The samples were ablated by using Neodymium-YAG laser with 1000 mJ and 700 pulses obtained the plasma plume at 10-5 m bar pressure and 250°C. Results were indicated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscope (AFM), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) systems, that the surface roughness and the size particle increase with increasing weight percent to x=0.4 and then decrease; there are existence stretching bonds of zinc sulfide with copper with a multi-cubical polycrystalline. SEM images describe that the nanoparticles are at most gave spherical information at x=0.2. The structure leads to a small decrease in the intensity of the peaks of the zinc sulfide at 002 especially at a concentration of x = 0.2, with high intensity.

Keywords: Structural, thin film, nanoparticle, ZnS, copper, composite, X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscope (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) systems, laser ablation.