Reference : Crystal growth of Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell absorber by chemical vapor transport with I2
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Crystal growth of Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell absorber by chemical vapor transport with I2
Colombara, Diego mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Physics and Materials Science Research Unit >]
Delsante, Simona [Università degli Studi di Genova]
Borzone, Gabriella [Università degli Studi di Genova]
Mitchels, John M. [University of Bath]
Molloy, Kieran C. [University of Bath]
Thomas, Lynne H. [University of Bath > Department of Chemistry]
Mendis, Budhika G. [Durham University > Department of Physics]
Cummings, Charles Y. [University of Southampton > Department of Chemistry]
Marken, Frank [University of Bath]
Peter, Laurence M. [University of Bath]
Journal of Crystal Growth
Elsevier Science
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
The Netherlands
[en] Congruent transport ; Iodide vapour transport ; Transversal chemical vapour transport ; CZTS Kesterite ; Semiconducting quaternary chalcogenide ; Solar cell absorber
[en] Single crystals of Cu2ZnSnS4 have been produced within sealed quartz ampoules via the chemical vapour transport technique using I2 as the transporting agent. The effects of temperature gradient and I2 load on the crystal habit and composition are considered. Crystals have been analyzed with XRD, SEM, and TEM for compositional and structural uniformities at both microscopic and nanoscopic levels. The synthesized crystals have suitable (I2-load dependent) properties and are useful for further solar absorber structural and physical characterizations. A new chemical vapour transport method based on longitudinally isothermal treatments is attempted. Based on a proposed simplistic mechanism of crystal growth, conditions for crystal enlargement with the new method are envisaged.
Supergen: Photovoltaic Materials for the 21st Century EP/F029624/1
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