Investigation of the absorption properties of sputtered tin sulfide thin films for photovoltaic applications

R. E. Banai, H. Lee, M. Lewinsohn, M. A. Motyka, R. Chandrasekharan, N. J. Podraza, J. R.S. Brownson, M. W. Horn

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Abstract

Tin sulfide (SnS) is an absorber with promising optoelectronic properties and low environmental constraints of interest for high efficiency solar cells. Sputtered SnS thin films were deposited at target powers 105-155 W and total pressures of 5 to 60 mTorr in argon. X-ray diffraction patterns confirmed a dominant tin monosulfide phase. The absorption coefficient was determined by spectroscopic ellipsometry and unpolarized spectrophotometry measurements. Both methods show that the films have absorption coefficients above the band gap in the range of 105-106 cm-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgram - 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
Pages164-169
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 26 2012
Event38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 3 2012Jun 8 2012

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period6/3/126/8/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Banai, R. E., Lee, H., Lewinsohn, M., Motyka, M. A., Chandrasekharan, R., Podraza, N. J., Brownson, J. R. S., & Horn, M. W. (2012). Investigation of the absorption properties of sputtered tin sulfide thin films for photovoltaic applications. In Program - 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012 (pp. 164-169). [6317592] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6317592