CuInS2 layer deposition through nebulizer spray technique for solar cell fabrication

C. Ravi Dhas, A. Jennifer Christy, R. Venkatesh, B. Anitha, A. Juliat Josephine, D. David Kirubakaran, D. Arivukarasan, P. Sudhagar, A. Moses Ezhil Raj, C. Sanjeeviraja

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Abstract

CuInS2 (CIS) thin films were fabricated by jet nebulizer spray technique at various substrate temperatures such as 250, 300, 350 and 400 °C. The XRD revealed the formation of chalcopyrite crystalline phase with (1 1 2) preferential orientation. The film prepared at 300 °C has better crystallinity with minimum dislocation density and strain. The microstructure of the prepared CIS thin films was investigated by means of scanning electron microscope (SEM). The elemental quantification and stoichiometric ratio of the CIS films were confirmed by EDS. The conductivity of CIS thin films was carried out by four probe method and it showed that all the films were in semiconducting nature. The optical band gap was found using Tauc plot and it was varied from 1.3 to 1.45 eV. A peak around 298 cm−1 was observed in Raman spectra attributed to the mixture of both CH- and CA-ordering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Trends in Materials Science and Applications
EditorsJeyasingh Ebenezar
PublisherSpringer
Pages451-464
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319448909
ISBN (Print)9783319448893
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2017
EventInternational Conference on Recent Trends in Materials Science and Applications 2016 - Tiruchirappalli, India
Duration: 29 Feb 201629 Feb 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
Volume189
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Recent Trends in Materials Science and Applications 2016
Abbreviated titleICRTMSA 2016
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityTiruchirappalli
Period29/02/1629/02/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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