alexa A Comparative Study of Co-electrodeposited Cu2ZnSnS4 Absorber Material on Fluorinated Tin Oxide and Molybdenum Substrates
Materials Science

Materials Science

Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering

Author(s): Prashant K Sarswat, Michael L Free

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A comparative study of electrochemically grown Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) thin films on transparent conducting fluorinated tin oxide (FTO) electrodes and molybdenum-coated substrates was conducted. CZTS on FTO is highly desirable for bifacial-semitransparent photovoltaic applications for next-generation, environmentally friendly, high-efficiency solar panels. CZTS films were synthesized using single-stage electrochemical deposition followed by sulfur diffusion. Detailed comparisons of structural, morphological, electrochemical, and optical properties were performed using several techniques including Raman and ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and photoelectrochemical characterization. All of the characterization experiments indicated that there is sufficient potential for electrochemically grown CZTS on FTO-coated glass as an alternative to CZTS on molybdenum-coated glass.

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