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Tailoring the properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films grown by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis

Deepa, KG and Chandrabose, Gauthaman and Jampana, Nagaraju (2016) Tailoring the properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films grown by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis. In: JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL AND APPLIED PYROLYSIS, 120 . pp. 356-360.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2016.06.003


Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) thin films are grown using an automated ultrasonic spray pyrolysis setup. Sn concentration is varied to attain properties suitable for solar cell applications. Kesterite tetragonal structured CZTS phase is dominant in all films. When Cu/(Zn + Sn) > 0.83, films showed Cu2S phase in addition to CZTS phase. Film is nearly stoichiometric when Cu/(Zn + Sn) concentration ratio in the precursor solution is 1.07. When Sn concentration is reduced, Cu concentration increases proportionally and a significant change in morphology occurred for the Cu-rich films. All the samples are p-type in nature and their resistivity varies between 255 and 0.9 x 10(-3) ohm cm. Sample with Cu/(Zn + Sn) ratio of 0.83 is found to be suitable for solar cell applications. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
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Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 07:24
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 07:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/55169

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