Phys Chem Chem Phys 2021 Apr;23(15):9553-9560
Institute for Material Research (IMO), Hasselt University (Partner in Solliance), Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. and Imec division IMOMEC (Partner in Solliance), Wetenschapspark 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium and EnergyVille, Thorpark, Poort Genk 8310 & 8320, 3600, Belgium.
Cu2ZnGeSe4 (CZGSe) is a promising earth-abundant and non-toxic semiconductor material for large-scale thin-film solar cell applications. Herein, we have employed a joint computational and experimental approach to characterize and assess the structural, optoelectronic, and heterojunction band offset and alignment properties of a CZGSe solar absorber. The CZGSe films were successfully prepared using DC-sputtering and e-beam evaporation systems and confirmed by XRD and Raman spectroscopy analyses. Read More