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Synthesis and electrical studies of quaternary chalcogenide semiconductor Cu2ZnSnSe4


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Leong, Yong Jian and Liew, Josephine Ying Chyi and Talib, Zainal Abidin and Wan Yunus, Wan Mahmood and Ashari, Fakhrurrazi and Lee, Han Kee (2016) Synthesis and electrical studies of quaternary chalcogenide semiconductor Cu2ZnSnSe4. Materials Science Forum, 846. pp. 383-387. ISSN 0255-5476; ESSN: 1662-9752

Abstract

Quaternary chalcogenide semiconductor has attracted much attention as absorber-layer materials in solar cells. The absorber-layer material, Cu2ZnSnSe4 (CZTSe) which is a p-type semiconductor that has high absorption coefficient, had been synthesized by using solvothermal method. The variation of concentrations of the Copper (II) Chloride dihydrate have brought some effects towards producing the stoichiometry and non-stoichiometry copper zinc tin selenide that may lead to the improvement of efficiency of solar cells. The synthesized reaction was conducted at 250°C for 24 hours. Properties of the samples have been characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) to determine the crystal structure of the sample and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) to determine the elemental composition of the sample. The electrical properties such as resistance and conductivity have been studied through Van der Pauw configuration. The CZTSe has been successfully synthesized at concentrations of 0.15 M with no impurities phases existed.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.846.383
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: Cu2ZnSnSe4; Electrical property; Solvothermal method; Van der Pauw
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 02:51
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 02:51
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/27903
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