Composition and structural study of solution-processed Zn(S,O,OH) thin films grown using H2O2 based deposition route

M. Buffière, E. Gautron, T. Hildebrandt, S. Harel, C. Guillot-Deudon, L. Arzel, N. Naghavi, N. Barreau, J. Kessler

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Abstract

Recent results have revealed that the low deposition time issue of chemical bath deposited (CBD) Zn(S,O,OH) buffer layer used in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGSe) solar cells could be resolved using H2O2 as an additive in the chemical bath solution. Although the use of this additive does not hinder the electrical properties of the resulting Zn(S,O,OH)-buffered CIGSe solar cells, the impact of H2O2 on the Zn(S,O,OH) properties remains unclear. The present contribution aims at determining the chemical composition and the microstructure of Zn(S,O,OH) film deposited by CBD using the alternative deposition bath containing the standard zinc sulfate, thiourea, ammonia but also H2O2 additive. Both X-ray photoemission spectroscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analyses reveal higher sulfur content in alternatively deposited Zn(S,O,OH), since the first step growth of the layer. According to transmission electron microscopy analyses, another consequence of the higher deposition rate achieved when adding H2O2 in the bath is the modification of the absorber/buffer interface. This could be explained by the enhancement of the cluster growth mechanism of the layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume535
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2013

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Keywords

  • Buffer layer
  • CIGSe
  • Solar cell
  • Solution processed Zn(S,O,OH)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Buffière, M., Gautron, E., Hildebrandt, T., Harel, S., Guillot-Deudon, C., Arzel, L., Naghavi, N., Barreau, N., & Kessler, J. (2013). Composition and structural study of solution-processed Zn(S,O,OH) thin films grown using H2O2 based deposition route. Thin Solid Films, 535(1), 171-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2012.10.029