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Author Patro, Bharati ♦ Vijaylakshmi, S. ♦ Sharma, Pratibha
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY ♦ CADMIUM TELLURIDES ♦ COPPER COMPOUNDS ♦ IRRADIATION ♦ MICROWAVE RADIATION ♦ PHASE STUDIES ♦ PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT ♦ PRECURSOR ♦ SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS ♦ SULFUR COMPOUNDS ♦ SYNTHESIS ♦ THIN FILMS ♦ TIN COMPOUNDS ♦ TOXICITY ♦ ZINC COMPOUNDS
Abstract Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} (CZTS) is a promising semiconductor material for ecological cost effective thin film Photovoltaic (PV) devices. As it contains earth abundant and non-toxic elements, it has the advantages over commercially available CIGS and CdTe thin film PV devices. In the present work, the pure phase Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} particles were successfully synthesised with microwave irradiation. The morphology and phase study was carried out for the samples prepared with two different sulphur precursors viz. thiourea and thioacetamide (TAA). CZTS particles with thiourea as sulphur precursor are more crystalline than CZTS particles with TAA. The band gap of 1.654 eV and 1.713 eV were calculated for the samples prepared with thiourea and TAA respectively.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-05-23
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1731
Issue Number 1


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