Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Thin Films for Photovoltaics

Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Thin Films for Photovoltaics

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Jonathan Scragg documents his work on a very promising material suitable for use in solar cells. Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide (CZTS) is a low cost, earth-abundant material suitable for large scale deployment in photovoltaics. Jonathan pioneered and optimized a low cost route to this material involving electroplating of the three metals concerned, followed by rapid thermal processing (RTP) in sulfur vapour. His beautifully detailed RTP studies a€“ combined with techniques such as XRD, EDX and Raman a€“ reveal the complex relationships between composition, processing and photovoltaic performance. This exceptional thesis contributes to the development of clean, sustainable and alternative sources of energyCu2ZnSn3S8 was first suggested in the same study, and although it has not been experimentally confirmed in CZTS films, there are equivalent phases in other systems. The phase diagram is reproduced a final time below, along with theanbsp;...

Title:Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Thin Films for Photovoltaics
Author:Jonathan J. Scragg
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-09-01


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