Structural and optical properties of annealed and illuminated (Ag3AsS3)0.6(As2S3)0.4 thin films

I. P. Studenyak, Yu Yu Neimet, Y. Y. Rati, D. Stanko, M. Kranjčec, S. Kökényesi, L. Daróci, R. Bohdan

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(Ag3AsS3)0.6(As2S3)0.4 thin films were deposited upon a quartz substrate by rapid thermal evaporation. Structural studies of the as-deposited, annealed and illuminated films were performed using XRD, scanning electron and atomic force microscopies. Surfaces of all the films were found to be covered with Agrich crystalline micrometer sized cones. Thermal annealing leads to mechanical deformation of part of the cones and their detachment from the base film surface while the laser illumination leads to the new formations appearance on the surface of thin films. The spectroscopic studies of optical transmission spectra for as-deposited, annealed and illuminated thin films were carried out. The optical absorption spectra in the region of its exponential behaviour were analysed, the dispersion dependences of refractive index as well as their variation after annealing and illumination were investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-723
Number of pages6
JournalOptical Materials
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Annealing
  • Cones
  • Illumination
  • SEM
  • Thin film
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Studenyak, I. P., Neimet, Y. Y., Rati, Y. Y., Stanko, D., Kranjčec, M., Kökényesi, S., Daróci, L., & Bohdan, R. (2014). Structural and optical properties of annealed and illuminated (Ag3AsS3)0.6(As2S3)0.4 thin films. Optical Materials, 37(C), 718-723.