Influence of buffer layer and TCO deposition on the bulk properties of chalcopyrites

I. Luck, U. Störkel, W. Bohne, A. Ennaoui, M. Schmidt, H. W. Schock, D. Bräunig

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Abstract

The formation of the electrically active interface of chalcopyrite based solar cells in the course of the buffer layer and TCO deposition was studied by photoluminescence, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and elastic recoil detection analysis. Changes in absorber properties, namely defect chemistry and composition, were observed after each buffer and TCO deposition step. After the completed cell processing a strong intermixing between absorber, buffer and TCO material in the interface region was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume387
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chalcopyrites
  • Interface formation
  • Thin-film solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Luck, I., Störkel, U., Bohne, W., Ennaoui, A., Schmidt, M., Schock, H. W., & Bräunig, D. (2001). Influence of buffer layer and TCO deposition on the bulk properties of chalcopyrites. Thin Solid Films, 387(1-2), 100-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-6090(00)01842-3