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Electrical Engineering

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Vijay P. Singh


In this research work, porous films on aluminum foil, with vertical through and through pores, were fabricated. The films were anodized at different applied voltages and the conditions were reported. In some cases, aluminum foil films were anodized under constant current conditions. Thicker aluminum films, referred to as aluminum tape in this thesis, were also anodized to get good porous films. While the porous alumina films using aluminum tape produced pores with good uniformity, the films did not produce through and through pores. Porous alumina films were also prepared on aluminum evaporated ITO substrate. The films on ITO substrate were different from the porous alumina films using aluminum foil/tape. In case of ITO substrate based films, an additional condition, temperature was also varied. The anodization process on ITO substrate based films was done at lower temperatures in order to reduce the effect of high currents on the process. The SEM images for different anodization conditions were compared and the porosity of films was calculated. CdS was electrodeposited inside porous alumina. D.C as well as a.c. voltages were applied and duration of the process was varied to study their effect on film morphology and the thickness of the deposited CdS. The current-voltage characteristics of the CdS-deposited alumina films were plotted and the phase of the electrodeposited CdS was found to be hexagonal using XRD.