Annealing studies and electrical properties of SnS-based solar cells

Ogah, Ogah E., Ramakrishna Reddy, Kotte, Zoppi, Guillaume, Forbes, Ian and Miles, Robert (2011) Annealing studies and electrical properties of SnS-based solar cells. Thin Solid Films, 519 (21). pp. 7425-7428. ISSN 0040-6090

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2010.12.235

Abstract

Thin films of SnS (tin sulphide) were thermally evaporated onto glass and CdS/ITO (cadmium sulphide/indium tin oxide) coated glass substrates and then annealed in vacuum with the aim of optimising them for use in photovoltaic solar cell device structures. The chemical and physical properties of the layers were determined using scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray analysis, x-ray diffraction, and transmittance versus wavelength measurements. “Superstrate configuration” devices were also made using indium tin oxide as the transparent conductive oxide, thermally evaporated cadmium sulphide as the buffer layer and evaporated copper/indium as the back contact material. Capacitance-voltage data are given for the fabricated devices. Capacitance- voltage, spectral response and I-V data are given for the fabricated devices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: thermal evaporation, tin sulphide, SnS, solar cells, absorber layers
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2010 09:49
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 05:05
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1407

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