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Title: Influence of substrates on photoelectrochemical performance of sprayed n-CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} electrodes

Abstract

Cadmium indium sulphide (CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4}) electrodes have been prepared onto the preheated fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) coated glass and stainless steel (SS) substrates at optimized deposition conditions by using spray pyrolysis. Influence of substrates on the photoelectrochemical (PEC) performance has been carried out using cell configuration n-CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4}/1 M (NaOH + Na{sub 2}S + S)/C for studying the current-voltage (I-V), photovoltaic output, photovoltaic rise and decay, photo and spectral responses and capacitance-voltage (C-V) characteristics. The junction ideality factor in dark (n{sub D}) and light (n{sub L}), series and shunt resistances (R{sub s} and R{sub sh}), fill factor (FF) and efficiency ({eta}) for the cell have been estimated. The measured fill factor (FF) and cell efficiency ({eta}) of the cells are found to be 0.47%, 0.38%, and 1.06%, 0.38% for FTO and SS substrates respectively. The Energy band diagram of band bending has been constructed using the physical parameters estimated from Mott-Schottky plots. Mott-Schottky plots shows the flat-band potential (V{sub fb}) of CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} films to be -1.15 V/SCE and -0.90 V/SCE on FTO and SS substrates respectively. (author)

Authors:
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  1. Electrochemical Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416 004 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21328654
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Solar Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved; Journal ID: ISSN 0038-092X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; STAINLESS STEELS; SODIUM SULFIDES; PYROLYSIS; SUBSTRATES; FILL FACTORS; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; ELECTRODES; FLUORINE; SODIUM HYDROXIDES; TIN OXIDES; VISIBLE RADIATION; CAPACITANCE; PERFORMANCE; DOPED MATERIALS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; EFFICIENCY; SPRAYS; SPECTRAL RESPONSE; CONFIGURATION; DEPOSITION; FILMS; GLASS; PRODUCTION; CADMIUM SULFIDES; INDIUM SULFIDES; Spray pyrolysis

Citation Formats

Sawant, R R, Shinde, S S, Bhosale, C H, and Rajpure, K Y. Influence of substrates on photoelectrochemical performance of sprayed n-CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} electrodes. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1016/J.SOLENER.2010.03.028.
Sawant, R R, Shinde, S S, Bhosale, C H, & Rajpure, K Y. Influence of substrates on photoelectrochemical performance of sprayed n-CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} electrodes. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.SOLENER.2010.03.028
Sawant, R R, Shinde, S S, Bhosale, C H, and Rajpure, K Y. Thu . "Influence of substrates on photoelectrochemical performance of sprayed n-CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} electrodes". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.SOLENER.2010.03.028.
@article{osti_21328654,
title = {Influence of substrates on photoelectrochemical performance of sprayed n-CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} electrodes},
author = {Sawant, R R and Shinde, S S and Bhosale, C H and Rajpure, K Y},
abstractNote = {Cadmium indium sulphide (CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4}) electrodes have been prepared onto the preheated fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) coated glass and stainless steel (SS) substrates at optimized deposition conditions by using spray pyrolysis. Influence of substrates on the photoelectrochemical (PEC) performance has been carried out using cell configuration n-CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4}/1 M (NaOH + Na{sub 2}S + S)/C for studying the current-voltage (I-V), photovoltaic output, photovoltaic rise and decay, photo and spectral responses and capacitance-voltage (C-V) characteristics. The junction ideality factor in dark (n{sub D}) and light (n{sub L}), series and shunt resistances (R{sub s} and R{sub sh}), fill factor (FF) and efficiency ({eta}) for the cell have been estimated. The measured fill factor (FF) and cell efficiency ({eta}) of the cells are found to be 0.47%, 0.38%, and 1.06%, 0.38% for FTO and SS substrates respectively. The Energy band diagram of band bending has been constructed using the physical parameters estimated from Mott-Schottky plots. Mott-Schottky plots shows the flat-band potential (V{sub fb}) of CdIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} films to be -1.15 V/SCE and -0.90 V/SCE on FTO and SS substrates respectively. (author)},
doi = {10.1016/J.SOLENER.2010.03.028},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21328654}, journal = {Solar Energy},
issn = {0038-092X},
number = 7,
volume = 84,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {7}
}