Current Research in Nanotechnology

CuInSe2 (CIS) as A light Absorption Layer of Photovoltaic Solar-Cells

Omar Abdulsada Ali

DOI : 10.3844/ajnsp.2016.13.19

Current Research in Nanotechnology

Volume 7, Issue 1

Pages 13-19


Arrested precipitation methode used to synthesize CuInSe2 (CIS) nanocrystals were added to a hot solvent with organic capping ligands to control nanocrystal formation and growth. CIS thin films deposited onto Soda-Lima Glass (SLG) substrate by spray-coat, then selenized in Ar-atmosphere to form CIS thin films. PVs were made with power conversion efficiencies of 0.631% as-deposited and 0.846% after selenization, for Mo coated, under AM 1.5 illuminations. (XRD) and (EDX) it is evident that CIS have chalcopyrite structure as the major phase with a preferred orientation along (112) direction and Cu:In:Se nanocrystals is nearly 1:1:2 atomic ratio.


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