Iron selenide films by aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition from single source organometallic precursor in the presence of surfactants

Raja Azadar Hussain, Amin Badshah, Adnan Younis, Malik Dilshad Khan, Javeed Akhtar

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Abstract

This article presents the synthesis and characterization (multinuclear nuclear magnetic resonance, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, carbon-hydrogen-nitrogen-sulfur analyzer, atomic absorption spectrometry and thermogravimetric analysis) of a single source organometallic precursor namely 1-acetyl-3-(4-ferrocenylphenyl)selenourea for the fabrication of iron selenide (FeSe) films on glass substrates using aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition (AACVD). The changes in the morphologies of the films have been monitored by the use of two different surfactants i.e. triton X-100 and tetraoctylphosphonium bromide during AACVD. The role of surfactant has been evaluated by examining the interaction of the surfactants with the precursor by using UV-vis spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. The fabricated FeSe films have been characterized with powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-63
Number of pages6
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume567
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 30 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition
  • Ferrocene
  • Iron selenide
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Selenourea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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