Nanocrystalline cadmium sulphide thin films were prepared by the chemical bath (CB) deposition using a mixed aqueous solution of cadmium chloride, thiourea, and ammonium chloride. The XRD patterns showed that the CdS films were of hexagonal phase with preferred (002) orientation. From ellipsometric measurements, the film thickness was found to be in order of 66 nm and the optical band gap was estimated to be 2.4 eV.
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