Formulation of selenium-rich Cu2ZnSn(SxSe1-x)4 film through non-vacuum dip coating technique

Chaudhari, Sushmita and Kannan, P.K. and Madhuri, K. and Rey, Suhash R. (2021) Formulation of selenium-rich Cu2ZnSn(SxSe1-x)4 film through non-vacuum dip coating technique. J Mater Sci: Mater Electron.

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The chalcogen concentration in kesterites plays a very crucial role in band engineering and tailoring the material properties. Therefore, performance and power conversion efficiency of solar cells made from Cu2ZnSn(SxSe1-x)4 (CZTSSe) as absorber material also strongly depends on the S/Se ratio. Here, we have investigated the role of Se incorporation on the structural and optical properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) thin film using simple, cost-effective and viable non-vacuum dip coating technique. The aim here is to achieve CZTSSe film with S/(S + Se) ~ 30% and to accomplish that Mo-coated glass substrate is dipped into the precursor solution that contains Cu/Zn/Sn/S:: 2:1:1:10 molar ratio and then heat treated on nitrogen atmosphere in the presence of different amount of elemental Se powder. It is noticed that lattice parameters, morphology and band gap of CZTSSe films vary with respect to S/(S + Se) ratio into the film and are assessed through X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), energy dispersive X-Ray spectroscopy (EDAX) and UV–Vis spectroscopy, respectively. It is found that CZTSSe film with S/(S + Se) ~ 30% having 1.27 eV band gap can be formed by annealing the as-dipped precursor film (of 1 × 1 cm2 area) in the presence of 15 mg elemental selenium powder.

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Chaudhari, SushmitaUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: selenium-rich Cu2ZnSn(SxSe1-x)4 ,non-vacuum dip coating technique
Subjects: Others > Metallurgy Metallurgical Engineering
Materials Engineering > Materials engineering
Divisions: Department of Material Science Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2021 04:33
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2021 04:33
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