Tuning the Properties of CZTS Films by Controlling the Process Parameters in Cost-Effective Non-vacuum Technique

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Publication Details

Author(s): Abdelhaleem S, Hassanien A, Ahmad R, Schuster M, Ashour A, Distaso M, Peukert W, Wellmann P
Journal: Journal of Electronic Materials
Publication year: 2018
ISSN: 0361-5235
Language: English


Abstract

Highly dispersive Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by a simple solvothermal route. A low cost, non-vacuum method was used to deposit CZTS nanoparticle ink on glass substrates by a doctor blade process followed by selenization in a tube furnace to form Cu2ZnSn (S,Se)4 (CZTSSe) layers. Different selenization conditions and particle concentrations were considered in order to improve the crystallinity and surface morphology; the annealing temperature was varied between 400C and 550C and the annealing time was varied between 5 min and 20 min in a seleniumnitrogen atmosphere. The influence of annealing conditions on structural, compositional, optical and electrical properties of CZTSSe thin films was studied. An improvement in the structural and surface morphology was observed with increasing of annealing temperature (up to 500C). An enhancement in the crystallinity and surface morphology were observed for thin films annealed for 10–15 min. Absorption study revealed that the band gap energy
of as-deposited CZTS thin film was approximately 1.43 eV, while for CZTSSe thin films it ranged from 1.15 eV to 1.34 eV at different annealing temperatures, and from 1.33 eV to 1.38 eV for different annealing times.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Ahmad, Rameez
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik
Distaso, Monica Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik
Peukert, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik
Schuster, Matthias
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Wellmann, Peter Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Professur für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffe der Elektrotechnik)


External institutions
Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA)
Helwan University


How to cite

APA:
Abdelhaleem, S., Hassanien, A., Ahmad, R., Schuster, M., Ashour, A., Distaso, M.,... Wellmann, P. (2018). Tuning the Properties of CZTS Films by Controlling the Process Parameters in Cost-Effective Non-vacuum Technique. Journal of Electronic Materials. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11664-018-6636-4

MLA:
Abdelhaleem, Soraya, et al. "Tuning the Properties of CZTS Films by Controlling the Process Parameters in Cost-Effective Non-vacuum Technique." Journal of Electronic Materials (2018).

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