Annealing effect on structural and optical properties of chemical bath deposited MnS thin film


9th International Physics Conference of the Balkan Physical Union, BPU 2015, İstanbul, Turkey, 24 - 27 August 2015, vol.1722 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1722
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4944173
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


MnS thin film was prepared by the chemical bath deposition (CBD) method on commercial microscope glass substrate deposited at 30 °C. The as-deposited film was given thermal annealing treatment in air atmosphere at various temperatures (150, 300 and 450 °C) for 1 h. The MnS thin film was characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), UV-vis spectrophotometer and Hall effect measurement system. The effect of annealing temperature on the structural, electrical and optical properties such as optical constants of refractive index (n) and energy band gap (Eg) of the film was determined. XRD measurements reveal that the film is crystallized in the wurtzite phase and changed to tetragonal Mn3O4 phase after being annealed at 300 °C. The energy band gap of film decreased from 3.69 eV to 3.21 eV based on the annealing temperature.