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In-situ X-ray diffraction analysis of the recrystallization process in Cu2ZnSnS4nanoparticles synthesised by hot-injection


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Author(s): Brandl M, Ahmad R, Distaso M, Azimi SH, Hou Y, Peukert W, Brabec C, Hock R
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 582
Pages range: 269-271
ISSN: 0040-6090
Language: English

Abstract

Kesterite CuZnSnS(CZTS) is a promising material for thin film solar cell applications. The biggest advantages of this compound lie in the abundance and non-toxicity of the contained elements. Low temperature hot injection synthesis can provide an economic way to produce CZTS nanoparticles for application in solution processed solar cells. Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) measurements on the as-synthesised particles suggest that the crystal structure is cubic and can be best described as sphalerite-like. This means that the cations in the CZTS are statistically distributed on the cation sites of the crystal lattice rather than well-ordered like in the tetragonal kesterite structure. An in-situ PXRD measurement while annealing the particles up to 550 °C revealed a recrystallization process that transforms the structure from cubic to tetragonal meaning an ordering of the cations.



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APA: Brandl, M., Ahmad, R., Distaso, M., Azimi, S.H., Hou, Y., Peukert, W.,... Hock, R. (2015). In-situ X-ray diffraction analysis of the recrystallization process in Cu2ZnSnS4nanoparticles synthesised by hot-injection. Thin Solid Films, 582, 269-271. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2014.10.077

MLA: Brandl, Marco, et al. "In-situ X-ray diffraction analysis of the recrystallization process in Cu2ZnSnS4nanoparticles synthesised by hot-injection." Thin Solid Films 582 (2015): 269-271.

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