Near-Surface [Ga]/([In]+[Ga]) Composition in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin-Film Solar Cell Absorbers: An Overlooked Material Feature

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Félix R, Witte W, Hariskos D, Paetel S, Powalla M, Lozac'h M, Ueda S, Sumiya M, Yoshikawa H, Kobayashi K, Yang W, Wilks RG, Bär M
Zeitschrift: physica status solidi (a)
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2019
ISSN: 1862-6300
eISSN: 0031-8965


Abstract

The chemical and electronic structures in the near-surface region of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin-film solar cell absorbers are investigated using nondestructive soft and hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. In addition to a pronounced surface Cu-depletion, the [Ga]/([In]+[Ga]) composition indicates that the topmost surface is Ga-poor (or In-rich). For the studied depth region, common depth profiling techniques generally fail to provide reliable information and, thus, the near-surface chemical and electronic structure profiles are often overlooked. The relation between the observed near-surface elemental compositions and the derived electronic properties of the absorber material is discussed. It is found that the surface band gap energy crucially depends on the Cu-deficiency of the absorber surface and suggests that it is, in this region, only secondarily determined by the [Ga]/([In]+[Ga]) ratio.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Bär, Marcus Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Professur für Röntgenspektroskopie (HIERN)


Einrichtungen weiterer Autorinnen und Autoren

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB)
Japan Atomic Energy Agency / 日本原子力研究開発機構
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS)
Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW)


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APA:
Félix, R., Witte, W., Hariskos, D., Paetel, S., Powalla, M., Lozac'h, M.,... Bär, M. (2019). Near-Surface [Ga]/([In]+[Ga]) Composition in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin-Film Solar Cell Absorbers: An Overlooked Material Feature. physica status solidi (a). https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssa.201800856

MLA:
Félix, Roberto, et al. "Near-Surface [Ga]/([In]+[Ga]) Composition in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin-Film Solar Cell Absorbers: An Overlooked Material Feature." physica status solidi (a) (2019).

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