THIN SOLID FILMS, vol.515, no.24, pp.8752-8755, 2007 (SCI-Expanded)
Polycrystalline ZnS semiconducting films have been prepared by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis technique in the form of planar and sandwich configurations using amorphous and ZnO coated glass substrates. Deposition of ZnS films by the spray pyrolysis has been studied extensively by several investigators and the process parameters have been optimized to obtain films with good characteristics. However we report for the first time the preparation of ZnS films sandwiched between top and bottom electrodes on the transparent conducting ZnO films that have been produced by the spray pyrolysis technique. The produced ZnS films have been crystallized in a wurtzite structure. The electrical properties of the samples having planar and sandwich structures have been measured in dark at room temperature by applying the voltage values between 0.01 and 100 V. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.