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Fabrication of heterostructure solar cell using the optimized Sn incorporated PbS films via atomized nebulizer spray pyrolysis

Rosario, SR and Kulandaisamy, I and Arulanantham, AMS and Arun Kumar, KD and Awwad, NS and Ibrahium, HA and Ramesh, K (2020) Fabrication of heterostructure solar cell using the optimized Sn incorporated PbS films via atomized nebulizer spray pyrolysis. In: Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 117 .

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Thin films of PbS doped with tin (2 � Sn � 8 wt.) were deposited on glass substrates by cost- effective nebulizer spray method. X-ray diffraction studies confirm the polycrystalline nature with a face centered cubic structure along with the orientation of (200) plane. SEM/AFM studies reveal that the nano-sized spherical and granular shaped grains roofed the whole film surface and the grain shapes were changed with the change in Sn doping percentage. Bandgap was found to decrease from 1.98 eV to 1.66 eV with an increase in the doping concentration from 2 to 6 wt. Hall Effect measurement confirmed p-type conducting nature for all the doped PbS films. The resistivity and carrier concentration values are found to be about 0.32 � 103 Ωcm and 6.78 � 1013 cm�3, respectively, for the optimized PbS:Sn film (6 wt). The response of the heterostructured (FTO/n-CdS/p-PbS:Sn/Ag) solar cell with the optimal Sn doping (6 wt Sn) was studied under dark and illuminated conditions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Keywords: Carrier concentration; Cost effectiveness; IV-VI semiconductors; Semiconductor doping; Solar cells; Spray pyrolysis; Substrates; Thin films; Tin, Cost effective; Doping concentration; Face centered cubic structure; Film surfaces; Glass substrates; Hall effect measurement; Polycrystalline; X-ray diffraction studies, Lead compounds
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2020 10:26
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2020 10:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/65471

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