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Title: Sustainable p-type copper selenide solar material with ultra-large absorption coefficient

We report the synthesis of CTSe, a p-type titanium copper selenide semiconductor. Its band gap (1.15 eV) and its ultra-large absorption coefficient (10 5 cm −1 ) in the entire visible range make it a promising Earth-abundant solar absorber material.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  2. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC-0008574
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Chemical Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Chemical Science Journal Volume: 9 Journal Issue: 24; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-6520
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
OSTI Identifier:
1439769

Chen, Erica M., Williams, Logan, Olvera, Alan, Zhang, Cheng, Zhang, Mingfei, Shi, Guangsha, Heron, John T., Qi, Liang, Guo, L. Jay, Kioupakis, Emmanouil, and Poudeu, Pierre F. P.. Sustainable p-type copper selenide solar material with ultra-large absorption coefficient. United Kingdom: N. p., Web. doi:10.1039/C8SC00873F.
Chen, Erica M., Williams, Logan, Olvera, Alan, Zhang, Cheng, Zhang, Mingfei, Shi, Guangsha, Heron, John T., Qi, Liang, Guo, L. Jay, Kioupakis, Emmanouil, & Poudeu, Pierre F. P.. Sustainable p-type copper selenide solar material with ultra-large absorption coefficient. United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8SC00873F.
Chen, Erica M., Williams, Logan, Olvera, Alan, Zhang, Cheng, Zhang, Mingfei, Shi, Guangsha, Heron, John T., Qi, Liang, Guo, L. Jay, Kioupakis, Emmanouil, and Poudeu, Pierre F. P.. 2018. "Sustainable p-type copper selenide solar material with ultra-large absorption coefficient". United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8SC00873F.
@article{osti_1439769,
title = {Sustainable p-type copper selenide solar material with ultra-large absorption coefficient},
author = {Chen, Erica M. and Williams, Logan and Olvera, Alan and Zhang, Cheng and Zhang, Mingfei and Shi, Guangsha and Heron, John T. and Qi, Liang and Guo, L. Jay and Kioupakis, Emmanouil and Poudeu, Pierre F. P.},
abstractNote = {We report the synthesis of CTSe, a p-type titanium copper selenide semiconductor. Its band gap (1.15 eV) and its ultra-large absorption coefficient (10 5 cm −1 ) in the entire visible range make it a promising Earth-abundant solar absorber material.},
doi = {10.1039/C8SC00873F},
journal = {Chemical Science},
number = 24,
volume = 9,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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