Improved Photovoltaic Characteristics and Grain Boundary Potentials of CuIn0.7Ga0.3Se2 Thin Films Spin-Coated by Na-Dissolved Nontoxic Precursor Solution

Ik Jin Choi, Jin Woo Jang, Bhaskar Chandra Mohanty, Seung Min Lee, Yong Soo Cho

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17011-17015
Number of pages5
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume8
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 13

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Photovoltaic cells
Spin coating
Open circuit voltage
Grain boundaries
Thin films
Defects

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Improved Photovoltaic Characteristics and Grain Boundary Potentials of CuIn0.7Ga0.3Se2 Thin Films Spin-Coated by Na-Dissolved Nontoxic Precursor Solution. / Choi, Ik Jin; Jang, Jin Woo; Mohanty, Bhaskar Chandra; Lee, Seung Min; Cho, Yong Soo.

In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 8, No. 27, 13.07.2016, p. 17011-17015.

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