Effect of Selenization Processes on CIGS Solar Cell Performance.

Author(s) Wu, C.H.; Wu, P.W.; Chen, J.H.; Kao, J.Y.; Hsu, C.Y.
Journal J Nanosci Nanotechnol
Date Published 2018 Jul 01
Abstract

Cu(In, Ga)Se2 (CIGS) films were fabricated by a two-step process method using sputtering from Cu0.7Ga0.3 and In targets. The metallic precursor structures of In/CuGa/In were prepared, and CuGa film was adjusted to the thicknesses of 150, 200, 250 and 300 nm, in order to optimize the CIGS film. After selenization, three independent CIGS (112), CIGS (220/204) and CIGS (312/116) began to crystallize at ~280 °C and phase peaks continued growing until 560 °C. Experimental results showed that with a single stage selenization method, the excessive stoichiometry of the CIGS films was obtained. Using three sequential stages for the selenization process, with a annealing time of 20 min, the stoichiometry of the CIGS absorbers with the Cu/(In + Ga) and Ga/(In + Ga) showed atomic ratios of 0.94 and 0.34, respectively. The intensity of the (112) XRD diffraction peak became stronger, indicating an improvement in the crystallinity. Raman spectra of CIGS absorbers showed a main peak (174 cm-1) and two weak signals (212 and 231 cm-1). TEM image for electron diffraction pattern showed that the grains were randomly oriented. CIGS solar cell device prepared with a proper selenization, a maximum efficiency of 12.45% was obtained.

DOI 10.1166/jnn.2018.15279
ISSN 1533-4880
Citation Wu CH, Wu PW, Chen JH, Kao JY, Hsu CY. Effect of Selenization Processes on CIGS Solar Cell Performance. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2018;18(7):5074-5081.

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