Investigations of ternary Cu3SbS3 thin films as absorber in photovoltaic devices

Maiello, Pietro, Zoppi, Guillaume, Miles, Robert, Pearsall, Nicola and Forbes, Ian (2011) Investigations of ternary Cu3SbS3 thin films as absorber in photovoltaic devices. In: The 7th Photovoltaic Science Applications and Technology conference and exhibition (PVSAT-7), 6-8 April 2011, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Abstract

Magnetron sputtered Cu-Sb metallic precursors were sulphidised on glass and molybdenum/glass substrates at 6 different temperatures. Two techniques were adopted for the elemental sulphidisation process. Precursors sulphidised using evaporated elemental sulphur were successfully converted into Cu3SbS3 solar absorber layers on molybdenum substrates. The as-sulphidised films exhibited p-type conductivity were produced in the limited response when analysed using a Eu+ electrolyte arrangement to measure the photocurrent. The films exhibited an energy bandgap value of 1.84eV.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organised by the Solar Energy Society & PV Net-UK.
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Physics and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 12:00
Last Modified: 13 May 2017 20:12
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1264

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