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Opto-Electronic Properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 Thin Films Grown by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis

Deepa, KG and Sajeesh, TH and Jampana, Nagaraju (2018) Opto-Electronic Properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 Thin Films Grown by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis. In: JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, 47 (1). pp. 530-535.

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Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) films are deposited by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis technique for photovoltaic applications. The optoelectronic properties are studied by varying Zn and Sn compositions in the film. Films showed a tetragonal kesterite structure with preferential orientation along the (112) plane. The sample with the highest Cu concentration showed the lowest band gap of 1.46 eV. The grain size of the films is greater than 1 mu m. Temperature-dependent conductivity studies revealed the presence of defects such as V-Cu, V-S, V-Sn, Cu-Zn, Zn-Cu, Zn-Sn and Sn-Zn in the films. The sample with a Cu/(Zn + Sn) ratio of 0.75 showed Cu-poor and Zn-rich composition and better opto-electronic properties. The sample has p-type conductivity with a resistivity of 12 Omega cm. A V-Cu-Zn-Cu] defect complex is identified in this sample along with a Zn-Sn acceptor level which is favorable for solar cells.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: 10.1007/s11664-017-5803-3
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the SPRINGER, 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2018 09:18
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 09:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/58674

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