Metal-organic chemical vapor deposition of ultra-thin photovoltaic devices using a pyrite based p–i–n structure

Clayton, Andrew, Irvine, Stuart, Barrioz, Vincent, Brooks, William, Zoppi, Guillaume, Forbes, Ian, Rogers, Keith, Lane, David, Hutchings, Kyle and Roncallo, Scilla (2011) Metal-organic chemical vapor deposition of ultra-thin photovoltaic devices using a pyrite based p–i–n structure. Thin Solid Films, 519 (21). pp. 7360-7363. ISSN 0040-6090

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Abstract

Ultra-thin photovoltaic (PV) devices were produced by atmospheric pressure metal organic chemical vapour deposition (AP-MOCVD) incorporating a highly absorbing intermediate sulphurised FeSx layer into a CdS/ CdTe structure. X-ray diffraction (XRD) confirmed a transitional phase change to pyrite FeS2 after post growth sulphur (S) annealing of the FeSx layer between 400 °C and 500 °C. Devices using a superstrate configuration incorporating a sulphurised or non-sulphurised FeSx layer were compared to p–n devices with only a CdS/CdTe structure. Devices with sulphurised FeSx layers performed least efficiently, even though pyrite fractions were present. Rutherford back scattering (RBS) confirmed deterioration of the CdS/FeSx interface due to S inter-diffusion during the annealing process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H900 Others in Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Sarah Howells
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2012 15:39
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:53
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6490

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