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CVD-grown tin sulphide for thin film solar cell devices

CVD-grown tin sulphide for thin film solar cell devices
CVD-grown tin sulphide for thin film solar cell devices
Chalcogenide materials are emerging as leading thin film photovoltaic (PV) technology. Tin mono-sulphide, a p-type semiconductor with a band gap of ~1.3 eV, has attracted great interest for the use as an absorber layer in chalcogenide thin film solar cells due to its desirable properties as an absorber layer in scalable, inexpensive, and non-toxic solar cells. In this work thin films of tin sulphide have been deposited by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) at room temperature onto soda-lime substrates then annealed at five different temperatures 200, 250, 350, 400 and 450°C with the aim of optimizing the properties of the thin films to achieve the required phase for use in solar cell device structures. These annealed CVD-grown tin sulphide thin films were further characterized with SEM, EDX, XRD, Raman and UV-VIS-NIR spectroscopy. The preliminary results of these tin sulphide thin films show great promise for PV applications.
Alzaidy, G.
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Huang, C.C.
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Hewak, D.W.
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Alzaidy, G.
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Huang, C.C.
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Hewak, D.W.
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Alzaidy, G., Huang, C.C. and Hewak, D.W. (2015) CVD-grown tin sulphide for thin film solar cell devices. 11th Photovoltaic Science Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-11), United Kingdom. 15 - 17 Apr 2015. 4 pp .

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Abstract

Chalcogenide materials are emerging as leading thin film photovoltaic (PV) technology. Tin mono-sulphide, a p-type semiconductor with a band gap of ~1.3 eV, has attracted great interest for the use as an absorber layer in chalcogenide thin film solar cells due to its desirable properties as an absorber layer in scalable, inexpensive, and non-toxic solar cells. In this work thin films of tin sulphide have been deposited by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) at room temperature onto soda-lime substrates then annealed at five different temperatures 200, 250, 350, 400 and 450°C with the aim of optimizing the properties of the thin films to achieve the required phase for use in solar cell device structures. These annealed CVD-grown tin sulphide thin films were further characterized with SEM, EDX, XRD, Raman and UV-VIS-NIR spectroscopy. The preliminary results of these tin sulphide thin films show great promise for PV applications.

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Published date: April 2015
Venue - Dates: 11th Photovoltaic Science Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-11), United Kingdom, 2015-04-15 - 2015-04-17
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 379583
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/379583
PURE UUID: 8e28350a-6d1a-433f-bade-9fc019ef96b4
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

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Date deposited: 24 Jul 2015 10:38
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:08

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Author: G. Alzaidy
Author: C.C. Huang ORCID iD
Author: D.W. Hewak ORCID iD

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