Investigation of RF-sputtered tin sulfide thin films with in situ heating for photovoltaic applications

Rona E. Banai, Hyeonseok Lee, Nicholas J. Tanen, Rafael E. Urena, Jacob J. Cordell, Mark William Horn, Jeffrey Brownson

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Abstract

Tin (II) Monosulfide (SnS) is of increasing interest to researchers due to its near-optimal optoelectronic properties for photovoltaic devices. In this work, we take a new approach using a Tin (IV) Disulfide target to sputter SnS thin films. Sulfur-rich SnS thin films are produced via in situ heating of the substrate. Experimentation with substrate heating has yielded two unique crystal structures, depending on constant or 'pulsed' heating. Standardless Electron Dispersive Spectroscopy measurements indicate that the films are nearly 1%1 Sn:S ratio. Films with low resistivity (<100 μ-cm) were produced via this method. These results are promising for improving SnS-based photovoltaic device performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages290-294
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479943982
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2014
Event40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014

Other

Other40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/8/146/13/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Banai, R. E., Lee, H., Tanen, N. J., Urena, R. E., Cordell, J. J., Horn, M. W., & Brownson, J. (2014). Investigation of RF-sputtered tin sulfide thin films with in situ heating for photovoltaic applications. In 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 (pp. 290-294). [6924916] (2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6924916