Synthesis and Characterization of Phosphorus Doped Hydrogenated Silicon Films by Filtered Cathodic Vacuum Arc Technique

  • Ajay Kesarwani
  • O. S. Panwar
  • R. K. Tripathi
  • Sreekumar Chockalingam
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

Phosphorous doped hydrogenated silicon thin film has been deposited by filtered cathodic vacuum arc technique at different substrate temperatures at a fixed hydrogen gas pressure. X-ray diffraction, electrical conductivity and optical band gap and scanning electron microscopy have been used to characterize the properties of films.

Keywords

Filtered cathodic vacuum arc X-ray diffraction Conductivity Activation energy Optical band gap P doped hydrogenated silicon film 

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Acknowledgments

The authors are grateful to Prof. R. C. Budhani, Director, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi (India) for his kind permission to publish this paper. They wish to thank to Dr. Sushil Kumar, Mr. C. M. S. Rauthan and Mr. Atul Bisht for useful discussion. Mr. Ajay Kumar Kesarwani is grateful to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India and Mr. R. K. Tripathi is grateful to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India for providing financial assistant during the course of this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajay Kesarwani
    • 1
  • O. S. Panwar
    • 1
  • R. K. Tripathi
    • 1
  • Sreekumar Chockalingam
    • 1
  1. 1.Polymorphic Carbon Thin Films Group, Physics of Energy Harvesting DivisionCSIR-National Physical LaboratoryNew DelhiIndia

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