Use of diethylselenide for the preparation of CuInGaSe2 films by selenization of metal precursors premixed with Se

Mutsumi Sugiyama, Francis B. Dejene, Atsuki Kinoshita, Masahiro Fukaya, Vivian Alberts, Hisayuki Nakanishi, Shigefusa F. Chichibu

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The use of a less-hazardous organometallic Se source, diethylselenide [(C2H5)2Se: DESe], enabled to grow single-phase CuInGaSe2 solid solutions for high-efficiency solar cell application by the selenization of metal precursors without additional thermal annealing. Distinct from the case using Se vapor or H2Se gas, uniform CuInGaSe2 films were obtained from Cu-In-Ga metal precursors premixed with Se. In contrast, the films formed from Se-free precursors separated into two phases with different compositions. Photoluminescence spectra of approximately 2.0-μm-thick films at 77 K were dominated by the defect-related donor-acceptor pair and free electron-to-acceptor recombination emissions particular to the CulnGaSe2 films that are used for high conversion efficiency solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2543-2546
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 31
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Ternary and Multinary Compounds, ICTMC-15 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2006 Mar 62006 Mar 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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