Correlation between physical, electrical, and optical properties of Cu 2ZnSnSe4 based solar cells

G. Brammertz, Marie Buffiere, Y. Mevel, Y. Ren, A. E. Zaghi, N. Lenaers, Y. Mols, C. Koeble, J. Vleugels, M. Meuris, J. Poortmans

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We report on the physical, electrical, and optical properties of Cu 2ZnSnSe4 (CZTSe) solar cells based on an absorber layer fabricated by selenization of sputtered Cu, Zn, Sn multilayers. It is shown that the doping density as measured by drive level capacitance profiling is correlated exponentially to the Zn/Sn ratio of the CZTSe absorber as measured by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Furthermore, it is shown that the open circuit voltage of the cells, minority carrier lifetime, and peak position of the photoluminescence response of the absorber all correlate with the doping level and, therefore, with the Zn/Sn ratio measured in the absorber.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013902
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume102
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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solar cells
physical properties
electrical properties
optical properties
carrier lifetime
minority carriers
open circuit voltage
capacitance
photoluminescence
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spectroscopy
x rays
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Correlation between physical, electrical, and optical properties of Cu 2ZnSnSe4 based solar cells. / Brammertz, G.; Buffiere, Marie; Mevel, Y.; Ren, Y.; Zaghi, A. E.; Lenaers, N.; Mols, Y.; Koeble, C.; Vleugels, J.; Meuris, M.; Poortmans, J.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 102, No. 1, 013902, 07.01.2013.

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Brammertz, G, Buffiere, M, Mevel, Y, Ren, Y, Zaghi, AE, Lenaers, N, Mols, Y, Koeble, C, Vleugels, J, Meuris, M & Poortmans, J 2013, 'Correlation between physical, electrical, and optical properties of Cu 2ZnSnSe4 based solar cells', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 102, no. 1, 013902. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4775366
Brammertz, G. ; Buffiere, Marie ; Mevel, Y. ; Ren, Y. ; Zaghi, A. E. ; Lenaers, N. ; Mols, Y. ; Koeble, C. ; Vleugels, J. ; Meuris, M. ; Poortmans, J. / Correlation between physical, electrical, and optical properties of Cu 2ZnSnSe4 based solar cells. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2013 ; Vol. 102, No. 1.
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