Previous Article in Journal
Developments in Mask-Free Singularly Addressable Nano-LED Lithography
 
 
Font Type:
Arial Georgia Verdana
Font Size:
Aa Aa Aa
Line Spacing:
Column Width:
Background:
This is an early access version, the complete PDF, HTML, and XML versions will be available soon.
Article

Fabrication and Characterization of Electrochemically Deposited CuIn(Ga)Se2 Solar Cells

by
Hareesh Dondapati
1 and
Aswini K. Pradhan
2,*
1
Samsung Austin Semiconductor, 12100 Samsung Boulevard, Austin, TX 78754, USA
2
Department of Physics, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Nanomanufacturing 2024, 4(2), 111-119; https://doi.org/10.3390/nanomanufacturing4020008
Submission received: 13 March 2024 / Revised: 22 April 2024 / Accepted: 20 May 2024 / Published: 24 May 2024

Abstract

We have demonstrated a low-cost and simple method for the fabrication of large-area films using the electrodeposition technique. Fairly superior quality CuIn(Ga)Se2 (CIGS) films were deposited by a one-step electrodeposition method using a salt bath followed by annealing in an argon atmosphere at 550 °C for 1 h. The X-ray analyses demonstrate that the films are crystalline in nature, having a chalcopyrite phase. However, the conversion efficiencies are found to be lower compared to other methods. Our results indicate that CIGS films can be produced effectively via a one-step electrodeposition method. The observed morphology can have a great impact on solar cell efficiency. With suitable modifications, this simple and cheaper manufacturing process will be the best alternative method to the vacuum deposition technique for the fabrication of reliable and flexible CIGS solar cells in the near future.
Keywords: electrodeposition; nanostructures; solar cells; multilayers electrodeposition; nanostructures; solar cells; multilayers

Share and Cite

MDPI and ACS Style

Dondapati, H.; Pradhan, A.K. Fabrication and Characterization of Electrochemically Deposited CuIn(Ga)Se2 Solar Cells. Nanomanufacturing 2024, 4, 111-119. https://doi.org/10.3390/nanomanufacturing4020008

AMA Style

Dondapati H, Pradhan AK. Fabrication and Characterization of Electrochemically Deposited CuIn(Ga)Se2 Solar Cells. Nanomanufacturing. 2024; 4(2):111-119. https://doi.org/10.3390/nanomanufacturing4020008

Chicago/Turabian Style

Dondapati, Hareesh, and Aswini K. Pradhan. 2024. "Fabrication and Characterization of Electrochemically Deposited CuIn(Ga)Se2 Solar Cells" Nanomanufacturing 4, no. 2: 111-119. https://doi.org/10.3390/nanomanufacturing4020008

Article Metrics

Back to TopTop