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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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004



  • CBD
  • Solar cells
  • Wide band gap semiconductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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