Preparation of microflake ink for low cost printing of CIS-Se absorber layers

Armin E. Zaghi, Guy Brammertz, Marie Buffiere, Kim Vanmeensel, Marc Meuris, Jef Poortmans, Jef Vleugels

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Abstract

Mechanical alloying and bead milling techniques were used for the low cost preparation of precursor inks for printing CIS-Se absorber layers. The plate shaped microflake particle precursor is composed of nanostructured elemental Copper-Indium-Sulfur and Selenium. The high aspect ratio microflakes have a typical thickness around 200 nm and a diameter of 1-5 μm. The plate shape of the microflakes facilitates the deposition of a high quality film during the coating process. Moreover, the nanostructured nature of the microflakes improves the sintering behavior during selenization. The milling technique is relatively low cost, easily up-scalable, fast and very flexible in targeted composition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgram - 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
Pages2628-2631
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2012
Event38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 3 Jun 20128 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period3/6/128/6/12

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Keywords

  • CIGS
  • Printing solar cells
  • microflake
  • milling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Zaghi, A. E., Brammertz, G., Buffiere, M., Vanmeensel, K., Meuris, M., Poortmans, J., & Vleugels, J. (2012). Preparation of microflake ink for low cost printing of CIS-Se absorber layers. In Program - 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012 (pp. 2628-2631). [6318134] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6318134