AComparative Study of Nanoparticle-Ink-Based CIGSSe Thin Film Solar Cells on Different Back Contact Substrates

Se Jin Park, Jin Woo Cho, Gi Soon Park, Jae Seung Jeong, Ji Hyun Kim, Doo Hyun Ko, Yun Jeong Hwang, Byoung Koun Min

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The effect of the back contact electrode in nanoparticle-ink-based CIGSSe solar cells was investigated using different glass substrates with either a fluorine-doped SnO2 (FTO) conducting layer or a molybdenum (Mo) conducting layer. The morphologies, crystal structures, and compositional distributions of the Cu(InxGa1x)(SySe1y)2(CIGSSe) films are very similar in spite of the different back contact materials. The observed performances of the solar cell device, however, are somewhat different. The device that was fabricated on the FTO back contact substrate revealed a lower open-circuit voltage (Voc) and fill factor (FF) than the Mo back contact substrate, resulting in lower solar cell efficiencies (6.5% for FTO and 7.4% for Mo). The differences between the behaviors are attributed to the interfacial properties between the CIGSSe film and the back contact electrode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-365
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1



  • Back contact
  • CIGSSe
  • Solar cells
  • Solution process
  • TCO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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