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 - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 3 Jun 20128 Jun 2012

Other

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

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Ink
Printing
Mechanical alloying
Selenium
Indium
Costs
Aspect ratio
Sintering
Sulfur
Copper
Coatings
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • CIGS
  • microflake
  • milling
  • Printing solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing 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] https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6318134

Preparation of microflake ink for low cost printing of CIS-Se absorber layers. / Zaghi, Armin E.; Brammertz, Guy; Buffiere, Marie; Vanmeensel, Kim; Meuris, Marc; Poortmans, Jef; Vleugels, Jef.

Program - 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012. 2012. p. 2628-2631 6318134.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zaghi, AE, 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., 6318134, pp. 2628-2631, 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012, Austin, TX, United States, 3/6/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6318134
Zaghi AE, Brammertz G, Buffiere M, Vanmeensel K, Meuris M, Poortmans J et al. Preparation of microflake ink for low cost printing of CIS-Se absorber layers. In Program - 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012. 2012. p. 2628-2631. 6318134 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6318134
Zaghi, Armin E. ; Brammertz, Guy ; Buffiere, Marie ; Vanmeensel, Kim ; Meuris, Marc ; Poortmans, Jef ; Vleugels, Jef. / Preparation of microflake ink for low cost printing of CIS-Se absorber layers. Program - 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012. 2012. pp. 2628-2631
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