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Electrodeposition of CuInSe2 thin films for their use in photoelectrochemical solar cells
Author(s): R. K. Pandey; Archana Mishra; B. P. Chandra
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Paper Abstract

Polycrystalline thin films of CuInSe2 were electrodeposited on to titanium substrates from acidic baths. For polysulphide electrolyte containing NaOH, Na2S and S (each 1 m) these films show best photoresponse, when electrodeposited with 60 m mole sodium citrate concentration. Due to surface treatment these films show good photoelectrochemical behavior with high conversion efficiencies and stability. Chemical etching is found to improve short circuit current and fill factor, whereas photoelectrochemical etching technique improves the stability of photo-anode in polysulphide solution. The efficiency is 4.04% and 3.5 and fill factor is 0.57 and 0.49 for chemically etched and unetched CuInSe2 thin films, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4086, Fourth International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications, (29 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.408365
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R. K. Pandey, Rani Durgavati Univ. (India)
Archana Mishra, Rani Durgavati Univ. (India)
B. P. Chandra, Rani Durgavati Univ. (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4086:
Fourth International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications
Junhao Chu; Pulin Liu; Yong Chang, Editor(s)

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