Preparation of covellite and digenite thin films by an intermittent spray pyrolysis deposition method

Madarasz, J [Madarász, János (Analitikai kémia), author] Department of Analytical Chemistry (BUTE / VEK); Okuya, M; Kaneko, S

English Scientific Article (Journal Article)
Published: JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY 0955-2219 21 (10-11) pp. 2113-2116 2001
  • SJR Scopus - Ceramics and Composites: Q1
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    Intermittent spray pyrolysis of 0.01-0.20 M aqueous solutions of CuCl (dissolved in the presence of 3-fold molar amount of thiourea) onto a heated alkali-free glass substrate in air already at 225-275 degreesC resulted in various thin films of CuS (covellite) and/or Cu(1.8)s (Cu9S5, digenite). A combination of low pyrolysis temperatures (225-250 degreesC) and low solution concentrations (0.01-0.02 M) has resulted in the formation of thin solid CuS films. At a pyrolysis temperature of 275 degreesC Cu1.8S films have been obtained. The higher concentration range (0.05-0.20 M) has been found favorable for simultaneous formation of Cu1.8S and CuS. In the two-phase layers the crystal growth of CuS has seemed to be limited, whilst the growth of Cu1.8S has been preferentially favored especially on its (0 0 15) lattice plane. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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