Characterisation of thin film chalcogenide PV materials using MeV ion beam analysis

Jeynes, Chris, Zoppi, Guillaume, Forbes, Ian, Bailey, Melanie and Peng, Nianhua (2009) Characterisation of thin film chalcogenide PV materials using MeV ion beam analysis. In: Supergen '09: International Conference on Sustainable Power Generation and Supply, 6-7 April 2009, Nanjing, China.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SUPERGEN.2009.5348162

Abstract

There are many technical challenges in the fabrication of devices from novel materials. The characterization of these materials is critical in the development of efficient photovoltaic systems. We show how the application of recent advances in MeV IBA, providing the self-consistent treatment of RBS (Rutherford backscattering) and PIXE (particle induced X-ray emission) spectra, makes a new set of powerful complementary depth profiling techniques available for all thin film technologies, including the chalcopyrite compound semiconductors. We will give and discuss a detailed analysis of a CuInAl metallic precursor film, showing how similar methods are also applicable to other films of interest.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2012 10:51
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:54
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10568

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