This work introduces the incorporation of Na into the nontoxic precursor solution of CIGS to improve photovoltaic cell performance with the optimized benefits of Na. The extensive incorporation range of 0.05 to 0.5 mol % Na is used for the simple spin-coating process of high quality absorber thin films. A cell efficiency of ∼8.21%, which corresponds to an improvement of ∼10.2% compared to the reference sample, is achieved for the 0.25 mol % Na sample with enhanced open-circuit voltage and fill factor. The improvement was further analyzed as related to InCu defects and grain boundary potentials.
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This work was financially supported by grants (2011-0020285) from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korean government.
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- Materials Science(all)