Growth of lead selenide thin films by the successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) technique
This paper describes the growth of lead selenide (PbSe) thin films on glass and on ITO-covered glass substrates at room temperature under normal pressure utilising the successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) technique. Aqueous precursor solutions, lead acetate complexed with triethanolamine and sodium selenosulfate, were used for lead and selenide, respectively. The films were found to be metallic and adherent. The properties of the films were characterised by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), Rutherford back-scattering spectrometry (RBS), nuclear reaction analysis (NRA) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).