A Detrimental Reaction at the Molybdenum Back Contact in Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 Thin-Film Solar Cells
2012 (English)In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 134, no 47, 19330-19333 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Experimental proof is presented for a hitherto undetected solid-state reaction between the solar cell material Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 (CZTS(e)) and the standard metallic back contact, molybdenum. Annealing experiments combined with Raman and transmission electron microscopy studies show that this aggressive reaction causes formation of MoS2 and secondary phases at the CZTS|Mo interface during thermal processing. A reaction scheme is presented and discussed in the context of current state-of-the-art synthesis methods for CZTS(e). It is concluded that alternative back contacts will be important for future improvements in CZTS(e) quality.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 134, no 47, 19330-19333 p.
Materials Chemistry Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Electronics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-186976DOI: 10.1021/ja308862nISI: 000311521500006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-186976DiVA: diva2:573455