Prospects of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) as an alternative absorber layer material in thin film solar cells from numerical modeling

H. Rashid, K. S. Rahman, Mohammad Hossain, Nouar Tabet, Fahhad Alharbi, N. Amin

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Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) is a potential low cost, alternative sunlight harvester for a possible replacement of the conventional photovoltaic materials. It is a suitable photovoltaic absorber material mainly due to its optimum optical and electrical properties. In this work, we numerically analyze both hetero-junction and homo-junction device structures of MoS2 by ID-Solar Cell Capacitance Simulator (SCAPS). Both n-ZnO/n- CdS/p-MoS2 and n-MoS2/p-MoS2 show the conversion efficiencies above 19%. We also study various window layer materials to optimize the performance of the hetero-junction structure. The analysis includes the device stability as well operating temperature. The analyzed results indicate the feasible fabrication of high efficiency MoS2 based solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-403
Number of pages7
JournalChalcogenide Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014



  • Absorber Layer
  • Electrical Performance
  • MoS
  • Thin Film Solar Cells
  • TMDC Materials

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