UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Improving efficiency of electrostatic spray-assisted vapor deposited Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 solar cells by modification of Mo/absorber interface

Altamura, G; Wang, M; Choy, K-L; (2015) Improving efficiency of electrostatic spray-assisted vapor deposited Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 solar cells by modification of Mo/absorber interface. Thin Solid Films , 597 pp. 19-24. 10.1016/j.tsf.2015.11.027. Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
1-s2.0-S0040609015011219-main.pdf

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

Electrostatic spray-assisted vapor deposition (ESAVD) is a non-vacuum, low cost and eco-friendly method to produce Cu(In,Ga)Se2 and Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 (CZTSSe) absorbers for thin film solar cells, and it is a very promising method for industrialization due to it is high deposition speed and close to unity deposition efficiency. In this work, in order to improve the efficiency of ESAVD deposited CZTSSe solar cells, an ultrathin ZnO (circa 10 nm) layer was employed as an intermediate layer between CZTSSe and Mo back contact to avoid the direct contact between Mo and CZTSSe and reduce the decomposition of CZTSSe during annealing process. XRF and EDX were used to characterize the chemical composition of CZTSSe before and after selenization respectively. SEM and Raman results showed the improved absorber morphology and the reduced direct interfacial reaction between CZTSSe and Mo. The improvement of the CZTSSe/Mo interface due to the intermediate layer was also reflected in the quality of the derived photovoltaic devices, leading to an improved efficiency of ESAVDdeposited kesterite solar cells from 3.25% to 4.03%.

Type: Article
Title: Improving efficiency of electrostatic spray-assisted vapor deposited Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 solar cells by modification of Mo/absorber interface
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2015.11.027
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2015.11.027
Language: English
Additional information: © 2015 Elsevier B.V. This manuscript is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0. Access may be initially restricted by the publisher.
Keywords: ZnO, ESAVD, Photovoltaic, Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4, InterfacE
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > MAPS Faculty Office
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > MAPS Faculty Office > Institute for Materials Discovery
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1472978
Downloads since deposit
91Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item