Born in Trivandrum, India in 1947. He received a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1974 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. After post-doctoral training at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia (Canada) and at Colorado State University in Fort Collins (Colorado), Dr. Rajeshwar joined the Chemistry Department at The University of Texas at Arlington as an Assistant Professor in 1983. He was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 1987 and Professor in 1989. Aside from semiconductor electrosynthesis and photoelectrochemistry, Professor Rajeshwar's laboratory is currently engaged in research on thermal analysis methods development, and on charge transport/storage mechanisms in biconductive oxides and polymers. He has published over 120 scientific papers and 2 book chapters in these fields.
Electrosynthesized thin films of group II–VI compound semiconductors, alloys and superstructures
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1992 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 23–29, January 1992
How to Cite
Rajeshwar, K. (1992), Electrosynthesized thin films of group II–VI compound semiconductors, alloys and superstructures. Adv. Mater., 4: 23–29. doi: 10.1002/adma.19920040104
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
II-IV compound semiconductors such as CdTe and Hg1–x CdxTe are important in a wide range of optoelectronics applications ranging from solar cells and infrared detectors to „smart” goggles. An alternative to the cost-intensive vacuum-based production techniques is electrodeposition which allows large-area deposition, close control of the deposition conditions, and obviates the need for toxic, organometallic precursors. The advantages and disadvantages of the method are discussed.