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Earth-abundancy, nontoxic constituent, along with excellent stability and optoelectronic properties make antimony selenide (Sb2Se3) one of the potential candidate for low cost photovoltaics. In this work, antimony selenide (Sb2Se3) thin films were prepared by low temperature thermal evaporation method and characterized. Solar cells were fabricated in the superstrate configuration of Glass/ITO/ZnO/CdS/Sb2Se3/Au. It was found that annealing in vacuum after Sb2Se3 deposition played a significant role in the device performance. One-dimensional crystal structure of Sb2Se3 with a preferred grain orientation was found to be beneficial for the higher performance of the solar cells with vacuum annealing at 300 °C. Furthermore, Cu addition after the deposition of Sb2Se3 was introduced to improve the back contact and the device performance. In particular, Cu addition as a back contact leads to a significant increase …
Elsevier Ltd.
Publication date: 
1 Oct 2019

V Kumar, E Artegiani, A Kumar, G Mariotto, F Piccinelli, A Romeo

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Volume: 193 Pages: 452-457
Solar Energy