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Title: A study of the applicability of ZnO thin-films as anti-reflection coating on Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} thin-films solar cell

Abstract

Transparent ZnO thin-films are prepared using the RF magnetron sputtering and spray pyrolysis techniques on the glass substrates. Reflectance spectra and thin films heights are measured using spectrophotometer and stylus surface profiler, respectively. Measured optical data is used for investigating the effect of the ZnO prepared by above two processes on the performance of Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} (CZTS) thin films solar cell (TFSC). One dimensional simulation approach is considered using the simulation program, SCAPS. External quantum efficiency and J-V characteristics of CZTS TFSC is simulated on the basis of optical reflectance data of ZnO films with and without ZnO thin-films as antireflection coating (ARC). Study shows that ARC coated CZTS TFSC provides a better fill factor (FF) as compared to other ARC material such as MgF{sub 2}. Sprayed ZnO thin-films as ARC show comparable performance with the sputtered samples.

Authors:
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  1. School of Solar Energy, Panditdeendayal Petroleum University, Raisan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22068997
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1451; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Indian Vacuum Society symposium on thin films, Mumbai (India), 9-12 Nov 2011; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ANTIREFLECTION COATINGS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COPPER SULFIDES; DEPOSITION; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; MAGNESIUM FLUORIDES; PYROLYSIS; QUANTUM EFFICIENCY; S CODES; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SOLAR CELLS; SPECTRAL REFLECTANCE; SPUTTERING; SUBSTRATES; THIN FILMS; TIN SULFIDES; ZINC OXIDES; ZINC SULFIDES

Citation Formats

Ray, Abhijit, Patel, Malkeshkumar, Tripathi, Brijesh, and Kumar, Manoj. A study of the applicability of ZnO thin-films as anti-reflection coating on Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} thin-films solar cell. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4732379.
Ray, Abhijit, Patel, Malkeshkumar, Tripathi, Brijesh, & Kumar, Manoj. A study of the applicability of ZnO thin-films as anti-reflection coating on Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} thin-films solar cell. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4732379.
Ray, Abhijit, Patel, Malkeshkumar, Tripathi, Brijesh, and Kumar, Manoj. Mon . "A study of the applicability of ZnO thin-films as anti-reflection coating on Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} thin-films solar cell". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4732379.
@article{osti_22068997,
title = {A study of the applicability of ZnO thin-films as anti-reflection coating on Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} thin-films solar cell},
author = {Ray, Abhijit and Patel, Malkeshkumar and Tripathi, Brijesh and Kumar, Manoj},
abstractNote = {Transparent ZnO thin-films are prepared using the RF magnetron sputtering and spray pyrolysis techniques on the glass substrates. Reflectance spectra and thin films heights are measured using spectrophotometer and stylus surface profiler, respectively. Measured optical data is used for investigating the effect of the ZnO prepared by above two processes on the performance of Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} (CZTS) thin films solar cell (TFSC). One dimensional simulation approach is considered using the simulation program, SCAPS. External quantum efficiency and J-V characteristics of CZTS TFSC is simulated on the basis of optical reflectance data of ZnO films with and without ZnO thin-films as antireflection coating (ARC). Study shows that ARC coated CZTS TFSC provides a better fill factor (FF) as compared to other ARC material such as MgF{sub 2}. Sprayed ZnO thin-films as ARC show comparable performance with the sputtered samples.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4732379},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1451,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {6}
}