Optoelectronic evaluation of the nanostructuring approach to chalcopyrite-based intermediate band materials

Fuertes Marrón, David and Cánovas Díaz, Enrique and Levy, M.Y. and Martí Vega, Antonio and Luque López, Antonio and Afshar, Maziar and Albert, Juergen and Lehmann, Sebastian and Abou Ras, Daniel and Sadewasser, Sascha and Barreau, N. (2010). Optoelectronic evaluation of the nanostructuring approach to chalcopyrite-based intermediate band materials. "Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells", v. 94 (n. 11); pp. 1912-1918. ISSN 0927-0248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2010.06.043.

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Title: Optoelectronic evaluation of the nanostructuring approach to chalcopyrite-based intermediate band materials
Author/s:
  • Fuertes Marrón, David
  • Cánovas Díaz, Enrique
  • Levy, M.Y.
  • Martí Vega, Antonio
  • Luque López, Antonio
  • Afshar, Maziar
  • Albert, Juergen
  • Lehmann, Sebastian
  • Abou Ras, Daniel
  • Sadewasser, Sascha
  • Barreau, N.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Date: June 2010
ISSN: 0927-0248
Volume: 94
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Chalcopyrite; Nanostructures; Solar cells
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Nanostructured chalcopyrite compounds have recently been proposed as absorber materials for advanced photovoltaic devices. We have used photoreflectance (PR) to evaluate the impact of interdiffusion phenomena and the presence of native defects on the optoelectronic properties of such materials. Two model material systems have been analyzed: (i) thin layers of CuGaSe2 (Eg=1.7 eV) and CuInSe2 (1.0 eV) in a wide/low/wide bandgap stack that have been grown onto GaAs(0 0 1) substrates by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD); and (ii) thin In2S3 samples (Eg=2.0 eV) containing small amounts of Cu that have been grown by co-evaporation (PVD) intending to form CuxInySz (Eg1.5 eV) nanoclusters into the In2S3 matrix. The results have been analyzed according to the third-derivative functional form (TDFF). The valence band structure of selenide reference samples could be resolved and uneven interdiffusion of Ga and In in the layer stack could be inferred from the shift of PR-signatures. Hints of electronic confinement associated to the transitions at the low-gap region have been found in the selenide layer stack. Regarding the sulphide system, In2S3 is characterized by the presence of native deep states, as revealed by PR. The defect structure of the compound undergoes changes when incorporating Cu and no conclusive result about the presence of ternary clusters of a distinct phase could be drawn. Interdiffusion phenomena and the presence of native defects in chalcopyrites and related compounds will determine their potential use in advanced photovoltaic devices based on nanostructures.

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Item ID: 8081
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/8081/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:8081
DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2010.06.043
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 18 Aug 2011 10:31
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 16:59
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