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Title: Fabrication of ionic liquid electrodeposited Cu--Sn--Zn--S--Se thin films and method of making

A semiconductor thin-film and method for producing a semiconductor thin-films comprising a metallic salt, an ionic compound in a non-aqueous solution mixed with a solvent and processing the stacked layer in chalcogen that results in a CZTS/CZTSS thin films that may be deposited on a substrate is disclosed.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1236248
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC NREL
Patent Number(s):
9,236,511
Application Number:
9,236,511
Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jul 03
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

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A High Efficiency Electrodeposited Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cell
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Preparation of Cu2ZnSnS4 films by electrodeposition using ionic liquids
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Synthesis and characterization of co-electroplated Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films as potential photovoltaic material
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Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films and nanowires prepared by different single-step electrodeposition method in quaternary electrolyte
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The path towards a high-performance solution-processed kesterite solar cell
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Single step electrosynthesis of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) thin films for solar cell application
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High-Efficiency Solar Cell with Earth-Abundant Liquid-Processed Absorber
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