Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Electrochemical deposition of CuInTe2 layers for applications in thin film solar cells

By G. E. A. Muftah, A. P. Samantilleke, P. D. Warren, S. N. Heavens and I Dharmadasa

Abstract

Copper indium ditelluride (CuInTe2) has been electrochemically deposited from aqueous solution. Cyclic voltammetry analyses were used to determine suitable deposition parameters. As measured by Tallysurf and gravimetric techniques, the thickness of films deposited over a period of 3 h was found to be *1.5 lm. X-ray diffraction, optical absorption and scanning electron microscopy have been used to investigate the bulk structure, energy bandgap and surface morphology of the material layers respectively. It was found that the material layers have polycrystalline chalcopyrite structure and bandgaps varied between 1.05 and 1.30 eV. Current-voltage characteristics of the CuInTe2/electrolyte, solid/liquid junctions were measured under dark and illuminated conditions. The layers were found to be photo active and p-type in electrical conduction

Publisher: Chapman and Hall.
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:shura.shu.ac.uk:4205
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s108... (external link)
  • Suggested articles


    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.