Structure, surface morphology and optical properties of thin films of ZnS and CdS grown by atomic layer epitaxy

A. Szczerbakow, M. Godlewski, E. Dynowska, V. Yu Ivanov, K Swiatek, Ewa Goldys, MR Phillips

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In this communication we report successful growth of monocrystalline cubic ZnS and monocrystalline and polycrystalline cubic and wurtzite films of CdS by atomic layer epitaxy. Structural and optical properties of these films are analysed. ZnS (and CdS/ZnS) films grown on GaAs substrate are cubic. Atomic layer epitaxy grown films provide several advantages over ZnS and CdS materials grown by other techniques, especially compared to bulk material, which is grown at higher temperatures. First results for ZnS/CdS/ZnS quantum well structures are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-582
Number of pages4
JournalActa Physica Polonica A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998
EventXXVII International School on Physics of Semiconducting Compounds - JASZOWIEC, Poland
Duration: 7 Jun 199812 Jun 1998

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