TITLE

Defect levels in the epitaxial and polycrystalline CuGaSe2 by photocurrent and capacitance methods

AUTHOR(S)
Krysztopa, Adam; Igalson, Małgorzata; Aida, Yasuhiro; Larsen, Jes K.; Gütay, Levent; Siebentritt, Susanne
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Physics;Nov2011, Vol. 110 Issue 10, p103711
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The defect levels in epitaxial and polycrystalline wide bandgap chalcopyrite CuGaSe2 with various stoichiometry deviations were investigated using modulated photocurrent spectroscopy. The results were analyzed as a function of light intensity and Fermi-level position. Comparison of the results from epitaxial and polycrystalline material distinguished levels belonging to intrinsic defects and their correlation with the material stoichiometry. We also compared the fingerprints of defect levels by MPC to the results derived from capacitance spectroscopy performed on Schottky diodes fabricated on both epitaxial and polycrystalline layers. This allowed us to attribute unambiguously levels observed in the capacitance response to bulk point defects. In the final conclusions we provide information on the electronic parameters of nine defect levels observed in CuGaSe2 and their correlation with the material stoichiometry. These results should help to identify intrinsic defects that are important for the photovoltaic performance of solar cells based on chalcopyrites.
ACCESSION #
67538698

 

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