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Title: Mechanical synthesis of high purity Cu-In-Se alloy nanopowder as precursor for printed CISe thin film solar cells
Authors: Zaghi, Armin E.
Buffiere, Marie
Batuk, Maria
Lenaers, Nick
Kniknie, Bas
Hadermann, Joke
Meuris, Marc
Vleugels, Jef
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: ADVANCED POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 25 (4), p. 1254-1261
Abstract: Mechanical alloying and ball milling are low cost, up-scalable techniques for the preparation of high purity chalcogenide nanopowders to be used as precursor material for printing thin film solar cells. In this study, high purity copper indium selenium (Cu-In-Se) alloy nanopowders with 20-200 nm particle size were synthesized from macroscopic elemental Cu, In and Se powders via mechanical alloying and planetary ball milling. The particle size distribution, morphology, composition, and purity level of the synthesized Cu-In-Se alloy nanopowders were investigated. Thin Cu-In-Se alloy nanopowder ink coatings, deposited on Mo-coated glass substrates by doctor blading, were converted into a CuInSe2 semiconductor film by selenization heat treatment in Se vapor. The CuInSe2 film showed semiconducting band gap around 1 eV measured by photoluminescence spectroscopy. CuInSe2 absorber layer based thin film solar cell devices were fabricated to assess their performance. The solar cell device showed a total efficiency of 4.8%, as measured on 0.25 cm(2) area cell. (c) 2014 The Society of Powder Technology Japan. Published by Elsevier B.V. and The Society of Powder Technology Japan. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Zaghi, Armin E.; Lenaers, Nick; Vleugels, Jef] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Met & Mat Engn MTM, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium. [Buffiere, Marie; Poortmans, Jef] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Elect Engn ESAT, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium. [Batuk, Maria; Hadermann, Joke] Univ Antwerp, Electron Microscopy Mat Sci EMAT, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium. [Zaghi, Armin E.; Buffiere, Marie; Lenaers, Nick; Poortmans, Jef] IMEC, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium. [Brammertz, Guy; Meuris, Marc] Imec Div IMOMEC, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Brammertz, Guy; Meuris, Marc] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Res IMO, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Kniknie, Bas] TNO, NL-5612 AP Eindhoven, Netherlands. [Zaghi, Armin E.; Buffiere, Marie; Lenaers, Nick] SIM Vzw, B-9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/17748
DOI: 10.1016/j.apt.2014.03.003
ISI #: 000341871700015
ISSN: 0921-8831
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2015
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