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Crystallization study of the CuSbS2 chalcogenide material for solar applications

Crystallization study of the CuSbS2 chalcogenide material for solar applications
Crystallization study of the CuSbS2 chalcogenide material for solar applications
Second generation thin-film chalcogenide materials, in particular CuInGa(S,Se)2 (CIGS) and CdTe, have been among the most promising candidates for large-scale PV manufacturing and are quickly becoming commercial products. These materials offer stable and efficient (above 10%) photovoltaic modules fabricated by scalable thin-film technologies and cell efficiencies above 20 % (CIGS). CuSbS2 is a chalcogenide that was discovered in 1942 as a dark gray mineral in Morocco/Tunisia. CuSbS2 is a relatively new material with little research published but is expected to be interesting for environmentally amenable solar cells, as its constituents are nontoxic and are relatively abundant in the earth's crust. CuSbS2 thin films show p-type conductivity, a band gap of around 1.5 eV, which is ideal to achieve the highest solar-cell conversion efficiency, and a relatively high optical absorption in the visible light range. It also benefits from a low crystallization temperature of 250°C, which allows easier synthesis for flexible solar cells.
Al-Saab, Feras
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Gholipour, B.
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Huang, C.C.
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Hewak, D.W.
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Anastasopoulos, Alexandros
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Hayden, Brian
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Al-Saab, Feras
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Gholipour, B.
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Huang, C.C.
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Hewak, D.W.
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Anastasopoulos, Alexandros
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Hayden, Brian
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Al-Saab, Feras, Gholipour, B., Huang, C.C., Hewak, D.W., Anastasopoulos, Alexandros and Hayden, Brian (2013) Crystallization study of the CuSbS2 chalcogenide material for solar applications. 9th Photovoltaic Science Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT 9), United Kingdom. 10 - 12 Apr 2013. 1 pp .

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Abstract

Second generation thin-film chalcogenide materials, in particular CuInGa(S,Se)2 (CIGS) and CdTe, have been among the most promising candidates for large-scale PV manufacturing and are quickly becoming commercial products. These materials offer stable and efficient (above 10%) photovoltaic modules fabricated by scalable thin-film technologies and cell efficiencies above 20 % (CIGS). CuSbS2 is a chalcogenide that was discovered in 1942 as a dark gray mineral in Morocco/Tunisia. CuSbS2 is a relatively new material with little research published but is expected to be interesting for environmentally amenable solar cells, as its constituents are nontoxic and are relatively abundant in the earth's crust. CuSbS2 thin films show p-type conductivity, a band gap of around 1.5 eV, which is ideal to achieve the highest solar-cell conversion efficiency, and a relatively high optical absorption in the visible light range. It also benefits from a low crystallization temperature of 250°C, which allows easier synthesis for flexible solar cells.

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Published date: April 2013
Additional Information: PVSAT-9_002
Venue - Dates: 9th Photovoltaic Science Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT 9), United Kingdom, 2013-04-10 - 2013-04-12
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre, Electrochemistry

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/368821
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ORCID for C.C. Huang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3471-2463
ORCID for D.W. Hewak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2093-5773
ORCID for Brian Hayden: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7762-1812

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Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:05

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