TOLLEY Alfredo Juan
Crystalline quality of CdSe single crystalline commercial wafer
JAVIER NUÑEZ GARCÍA; R. D´ELÍA; E. HEREDIA; A. GERACI; A. TOLLEY; M. C. DI STEFANO; E. CABANILLAS; A.M. MARTÍNEZ; A. B. TRIGUBO
Procedia Materials Science
Año: 2015 vol. 9 p. 444 - 444
Cadmium selenide is a II-VI semiconductor compound with 1.67 eV energy gap (300 K) and high stopping power for nuclear radiation. Its crystalline structure is hexagonal (wurtzite) and it is used in solar cells, transistors, light emitting diodes, electroluminescent devices, nuclear radiation detectors at room temperature and nonlinear optical devices [Shan et al. (1994), Young et al. (1994), Van Calster et al. (1988), Chopra (1969), Bhargava (1997)]. It is also employed as substrate for epitaxial growth of HgCdSe [Korostelin et al. (1996)]. Qualities of devices are critically dependent on their material properties. Crystalline characterization of a CdSe commercial wafer was our main goal. The crystalline quality was evaluated by different techniques. Since it is used as an optical window in the IR spectrum, its optical transmittance was measured by FTIR (Perkin-Elmer System 2000). The etch pits distribution was determined by chemical etching. Dislocation density was obtained by counting on opticalmicrographs (Union Versamet 5279) meanwhile misorientation between adjacent subgrains by means of Shockley - Read approximation. The reliability of the techniques used in determining the crystalline quality was evaluated. The etching solution was sensitive in linear defects detection and crystalline quality was adequate for devices manufacture of this material.Transmission electron microscopy employment confirmed these result.