Chemical synthesis of Cd-free wide band gap materials for solar cells

B. R. Sankapal, S. D. Sartale, C. D. Lokhande, A. Ennaoui

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Abstract

Chemical methods are nowadays very attractive, since they are relatively simple, low cost and convenient for larger area deposition of thin films. In this paper, we outline our work related to the synthesis and characterization of some wide band gap semiconducting material thin films prepared by using solution methods, namely, chemical bath deposition and successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR). The optimum preparative parameters are given and respective structural, surface morphological, compositional, optical, and electrical properties are described. Some materials we used in solar cells as buffer layers and achieved remarkable results, which are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-458
Number of pages12
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume83
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Solar cells
Energy gap
Thin films
Buffer layers
Electric properties
Optical properties
Adsorption
Costs

Keywords

  • CBD
  • SILAR
  • Solar cells
  • Wide band gap semiconductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Chemical synthesis of Cd-free wide band gap materials for solar cells. / Sankapal, B. R.; Sartale, S. D.; Lokhande, C. D.; Ennaoui, A.

In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 83, No. 4, 07.2004, p. 447-458.

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Sankapal, B. R. ; Sartale, S. D. ; Lokhande, C. D. ; Ennaoui, A. / Chemical synthesis of Cd-free wide band gap materials for solar cells. In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 2004 ; Vol. 83, No. 4. pp. 447-458.
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