Fabrication of SnS solar cells via facile nanoparticle synthesis based on non-toxic solvents

Na Kyoung Youn, Hyo Rim Jung, Jihye Gwak, Ara Cho, Se Jin Ahn, Seung Kyu Ahn, Jin Hyeok Kim, Young Joo Eo, Donghwan Kim

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Abstract

Tin monosulfide (SnS) thin film is one of the most promising absorbers layer for high efficiency solar cells using low cost earth-abundant materials. To fabricate high quality SnS thin films, a simple nanoparticle based approach was employed in this work for phase pure material preparation using non-toxic solvents. Uniform SnS thin films were fabricated via a spin-coating process using phase pure SnS-ORT nanoparticle precursor solutions based on a methanol solvent, followed by post-annealing for grain growth. SnS thin film solar cells were then fabricated and their photovoltaic performance was characterized. The best SnS solar cell fabricated with the as-prepared SnS films with a band gap energy of ~1.25 eV showed a conversion efficiency of 0.12%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-300
Number of pages7
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume660
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 30

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fabrication
synthesis
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Tin
Spin coating
Grain growth
Conversion efficiency
Methanol
Energy gap
Earth (planet)
Annealing
coating
tin
absorbers

Keywords

  • Nanoparticle
  • Non-vacuum
  • Rapid thermal annealing
  • Thin film
  • Thin film solar cell
  • Tin sulfide (SnS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Fabrication of SnS solar cells via facile nanoparticle synthesis based on non-toxic solvents. / Youn, Na Kyoung; Jung, Hyo Rim; Gwak, Jihye; Cho, Ara; Ahn, Se Jin; Ahn, Seung Kyu; Kim, Jin Hyeok; Eo, Young Joo; Kim, Donghwan.

In: Thin Solid Films, Vol. 660, 30.08.2018, p. 294-300.

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Youn, NK, Jung, HR, Gwak, J, Cho, A, Ahn, SJ, Ahn, SK, Kim, JH, Eo, YJ & Kim, D 2018, 'Fabrication of SnS solar cells via facile nanoparticle synthesis based on non-toxic solvents', Thin Solid Films, vol. 660, pp. 294-300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2018.06.009
Youn, Na Kyoung ; Jung, Hyo Rim ; Gwak, Jihye ; Cho, Ara ; Ahn, Se Jin ; Ahn, Seung Kyu ; Kim, Jin Hyeok ; Eo, Young Joo ; Kim, Donghwan. / Fabrication of SnS solar cells via facile nanoparticle synthesis based on non-toxic solvents. In: Thin Solid Films. 2018 ; Vol. 660. pp. 294-300.
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