Effects of Cu2xS phase removal on surface potential of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin-films grown by electroplating

Title
Effects of Cu2xS phase removal on surface potential of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin-films grown by electroplating
Authors
Gee Yeong KimJu Ri KimWilliam Jo이기두김진영Trang Thi Thu NguyenSeokhyun Yoon
Keywords
CZTS; thin film solar cell
Issue Date
2014-10
Publisher
Current applied physics
Citation
VOL 14, 1665-1668
Abstract
Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) has an optical band gap of 1.4e1.5 eV, which is similar to that of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS), and a high absorption coefficient (>104 cm 1) in the visible light region. In previous reports, CIGS thinfilm solar cells have been shown to improve the performance of the device since the secondary phase is removed by Potassium cyanide (KCN) etching treatment. Therefore, in this study we applied a KCN etching treatment on CZTS and measured the effects. We confirmed the removal of Cu2 xS via Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) and Raman scattering spectroscopy. The effects of the experiment indicate that we can define with precision the location of the secondary phases, and therefore the control of the secondary phases will be easier and more efficient. Such capabilities could improve the solar cell performance of CZTS thin-films.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/49220
ISSN
15671739
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