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Volume 412, 2023International Conference on Innovation in Modern Applied Science, Environment, Energy and Earth Studies (ICIES’11 2023)
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|Published online||17 August 2023|
Comparative study between CZTS and CZTSe thin layers for photovoltaic applications
1 Laboratory of New Materials for Photovoltaic Energy, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), Spain
2 Fundamental and Applied Physics, Nangui Abrogoua University (UNA), Abidjan, Ivory Coast
A comparative study of the thin layer based on copper zinc tin sulphide Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) and that based on copper zinc tin selenide Cu2ZnSnSe4 (CZTSe) was made in order to assess the structural, morphological, optical and electrical qualities. for better use in improving performance of CZTS, CZTSe or CZTSSe based solar cell. CZTS and CZTSe thin films prepared by the spray pyrolysis technique were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) which confirmed their kesterite structure in the tetragonal crystal phase. In addition, the analysis of the surfaces of the thin layers with the scanning electron microscope SEM, showed compact grains, well agglomerated and of appreciable sizes. UV-visible spectroscopy measured the quality of light absorption and located the bandgap energy values between 1.16 eV for CZTSe and 1.69 eV for CZTS i.e. in the range of potential absorbers for CZTS and CZTSe based thin film solar cells.
Key words: CZTS / CZTSe / SEM / solar cells / Spray pyrolysis / XRD
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