Application of a graphene buffer layer for the growth of high quality SnS films on GaAs(100) substrate

W. Wang, K. K. Leung, W. K. Fong, S. F. Wang, Y. Y. Hui, Shu Ping Lau, C. Surya

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Tin mono-sulfide (SnS) thin films have been grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) on two different substrates, GaAs (100) and soda lime glass at 400°C. High resolution X-ray Diffraction (HXRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) are used to characterize the structural properties of the as grown SnS films. By introducing a graphene buffer layer between the SnS thin film and the substrate, the XRD rocking curve's full width at half maximum (FWHM) of the SnS film grown on GaAs (100) and soda lime glass decrease from 2.92°to 0.37°and from 6.58°to 2.04°respectively, indicating a significant improvement of SnS thin films.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgram - 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2012
Event38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 3 Jun 20128 Jun 2012


Conference38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX


  • Gallium arsenide
  • graphene
  • molecular beam epitaxy
  • scanning electron microscopy
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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