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Title: Influence of silver incorporation on the structural, optical and electrical properties of spray pyrolyzed indium sulfide thin films
Authors: Aydın, Erkan
Sankır, Mehmet
Demirci Sankır, Nurdan
Keywords: Indium sulfide
Ultrasonic spray pyrolysis
In situ silver doping
Solar cells
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier Science Sa
Abstract: In this study, a simple and cost effective route to tailor the structural, electrical and optical properties of the indium sulfide (In2S3) thin films have been presented. Effects of silver incorporation via in situ doping have been investigated in detail using various characterization tools. XRD patterns confirmed that all of the spray-pyrolyzed films had nanocrystalline nature. Both XRD and Raman analysis confirmed a phase change occurred at the silver concentrations exceeded 10% of the indium concentration in the precursor solution. Raman spectra of the films also revealed that bonding of sulfur with silver atoms became apparent when the silver concentration was exceeded 10%. UV-VIS spectrum showed that increase in silver atomic percent in the films caused decreasing the optical band gap. Moreover, it was observed that silver incorporation enhanced the light sensitization of the In2S3 thin films. The photosensitivity of the films with 20% silver was about 2 x 10(3), which was 10x higher than that of samples with no silver. This indicates the huge potential for using silver incorporated In2S3 thin films as the window layer of thin film solar cells. Furthermore, all of the sprayed films were n-type and showed a room temperature resistivity varying between similar to 10(2) and similar to 10(5) Omega cm. As a result, morphological, structural, optical and electrical characterization of the spray pyrolyzed In2S3 films provided that in situ root of silver incorporation used in this study is a very promising method to tailor the physical properties of the In2S3 for thin film solar cell applications even at very low silver concentrations. (C) 2014 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0925-8388
Appears in Collections:Malzeme Bilimi ve Nanoteknoloji Mühendisliği Bölümü / Department of Material Science & Nanotechnology Engineering
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