Rapid thermal processing of CuAISe2

Zoppi, Guillaume, Aninat, Rémi, Forbes, Ian, Miles, Robert, Luckert, Franziska, Edwards, Paul and Martin, Robert (2009) Rapid thermal processing of CuAISe2. In: 5th Photovoltaic Science Applications and Technology (PVSAT-5), 1-3 April 2009, Glyndŵr University, Wrexham, UK.

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CuAl thin film metallic precursors were selenised using a tube furnace or a rapid thermal processor (RTP). A comparison is made between the two processes for slightly Cu rich films and best crystallographic and elemental properties are obtained for films selenised by RTP: it was found that ternary compound could only be formed using the RTP. In both cases a large amount of CuxSey grains are found to develop at the surface of the films. Only samples processed in the RTP showed cathodoluminscence excitation at 2.68 eV characteristics of the electronic bandgap. Al rich samples were used to study the effect of etching the CuxSey phases from the surface in order to reveal the underlying CuAlSe2 material.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: rapid thermal processing
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2009 12:28
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 11:47
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1629

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