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Research Update: Emerging chalcostibite absorbers for thin-film solar cells

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Author(s):
de Souza Lucas, Francisco Willian [1, 2] ; Zakutayev, Andriy [2]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Chem, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Natl Renewable Energy Lab, Mat Sci Ctr, Golden, CO 80401 - USA
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: APL Materials; v. 6, n. 8 AUG 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 8
Abstract

Copper antimony chalcogenides CuSbCh(2) (Ch=S, Se) are an emerging family of absorbers studied for thin-film solar cells. These non-toxic and Earth-abundant materials show a layered low-dimensional chalcostibite crystal structure, leading to interesting optoelectronic properties for applications in photovoltaic (PV) devices. This research update describes the CuSbCh(2) crystallographic structures, synthesis methods, competing phases, band structures, optoelectronic properties, point defects, carrier dynamics, and interface band offsets, based on experimental and theoretical data. Correlations between these absorber properties and PV device performance are discussed, and opportunities for further increase in the efficiency of the chalcostibite PV devices are highlighted. (C) 2018 Author(s). (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/10513-3 - Synthesis and Application of Functional Nanostructured Materials in Electro/photoelectrocatalysis under Continuous Flow Conditions: A New Perspective for Synthesis and Functionalization of Heterocyclic System.
Grantee:Francisco Willian de Souza Lucas
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/12166-3 - The effect of post-deposition processing on photovoltaic performance of ternary copper chalcogenide solar cell
Grantee:Francisco Willian de Souza Lucas
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate