Use of diethylselenide as a less-hazardous source for preparation of CuInSe2 photo-absorbers by selenization of metal precursors

Shigefusa Chichibu, Mutsumi Sugiyama, Masahiro Ohbasami, Akinori Hayakawa, Tsutomu Mizutani, Hisayuki Nakanishi, Takayuki Negami, Takahiro Wada

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Abstract

Diethylselenide [(C2H5)2Se: DESe] was shown to be a promising less-hazardous alternative source for the preparation of CuInSe2 films for solar cell applications by the selenization of Cu-In and Cu-In-O precursors. Approximately 1.5 μm thick, single-phase, polycrystalline CuInSe2 films having grain size of approximately 1-2 μm were formed on Mo-coated soda-lime glass substrates at temperatures between 450° and 550°C. Slightly In-rich films exhibited a distinct contribution by excitonic absorption in the absorption spectra at 90 K. Photoluminescence spectra at low temperatures were dominated by characteristic bands at 0.97 and 0.90 eV, showing that the films are a suitable material for the photo-absorbing layer of CuInSe2-based solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-409
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume243
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • A3. Physical vapor deposition processes
  • A3. Polycrystalline deposition
  • Al. Crystal structure
  • B2. Semiconducting ternary compounds
  • B3. Solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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