Investigating sputtered Cu2Si1-xSnxS3 (CSTS) for earth abundant thin film photovoltaics

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Materials Science & Engineering
Creator Scarpulla, Michael
Other Author Lund, Elizabeth A.; Johnson, Jeffrey L.; Hlaing Oo, Win Maw
Title Investigating sputtered Cu2Si1-xSnxS3 (CSTS) for earth abundant thin film photovoltaics
Date 2010
Description This study investigates the synthesis of chalcopyrite Cu2Si1-xSnxS3 (CSTS) thin films for photovoltaic solar cell absorber layers. Preliminary results indicate that layered sputtering of Cu, Sn, and Si followed by annealing in a sulfur atmosphere at 500⁰C does not provide adequate mixing or sulfur incorporation. Annealing/sulfurizing a homogeneous co-sputtered film of Cu, Sn, and S lead to CSTS formation, although low sulfur incorporation and undesired copper sulfide phase formation resolved. Sputtering from sulfide targets may lead to formation of CSTS.
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Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
First Page 1948
Last Page 1950
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Lund, E. A., Johnson, J. L., Hlaing Oo, W, M., & Scarpulla, M. (2010). Investigating sputtered Cu2Si1-xSnxS3 (CSTS) for earth abundant thin film photovoltaics. Conference record of the 3th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 5616634, 1948-50.
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