Document Type : Research Paper
Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University Ibn Tofail, BP 14000, Kenitra, Morocco
The formation of zinc sulfide (ZnS) is the most promising semiconductor material, particularly for optical and photovoltaic applications. The influence of the number of cycles on ZnS thin films deposited at room temperature was studied. According to our findings, the results showed that the number of deposition cycles affected the crystallinity, grain size, film thickness, and shape of the obtained films. The XRD analysis confirmed that the thin films fabricated had a crystalline structure of zinc blend ZnS with a preferred orientation in the plan (111). The gap energy of ZnS has been obtained in the range of 3.34 eV to 3.68 eV.