Redox and solution chemistry of the SeSO3 2--Zn-EDTA2- system and electrodeposition behavior of ZnSe from alkaline solutions

Riveros, G; Henríquez R.; Schrebler, R; CORDOVA, R; Gómez H.; Lincot, D; Guillemoles J.F.

Keywords: redox, spectroscopy, films, energy, zinc, solubility, solutions, morphology, alkaline, ray, platinum, ph, stoichiometry, electrodeposition, diffraction, thin, semiconductor, analysis, effects, compounds, Materials, X, reactions, dispersive


The specific redox and solution chemistry involved in the formulation of the plating solution for the electrodeposition of zinc selenide from the SeSO3 2-/Zn2+/EDTA system was investigated. After a theoretical analysis which allowed the electrodeposition conditions to be fixed, based on potential-pH and solubility diagrams, an experimental study was conducted by varying the deposition parameters (composition, pH, potential). XRD, EDS, AFM and reflectance measurements were used to characterize the structure, morphology, composition, and optical properties of films deposited on conducting glasses. EDS analysis showed that the as grown films are almost stoichiometric in a wide potential interval and also that the film thicknesses are lower than the values estimated from the circulating charge. The possible reasons for the latter behavior are discussed. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Volumen: 558
Número: 1-2
Editorial: Elsevier
Fecha de publicación: 2003
Página de inicio: 9
Página final: 17