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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013, Article ID 172052, 5 pages
Research Article

Physical Properties of Nanostructured CdO Films from Alkaline Baths Containing Saccharin as Additive

Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Mustafa Kemal University, 31034 Hatay, Turkey

Received 11 April 2013; Accepted 22 May 2013

Academic Editors: L. De Stefano and Q. Fu

Copyright © 2013 Bünyamin Şahin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Nanostructured cadmium oxide (CdO) films were fabricated on glass substrates from alkaline baths containing saccharin as an additive by a successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) method. The effects of saccharin concentration in the bath on the structural, morphological, and optical properties were studied by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), photoluminescence, and Raman spectroscopy. The analyses showed that the surface morphologies, XRD peak intensities, Raman spectroscopy, and photoluminescence properties of CdO films changed with saccharin concentration. From the results, it can be said that morphological characteristic and optical properties of the films could be calibrated by adding various saccharin percentages in the growth bath.