Preparation of CuIn(S,Se)2 thin films by thermal crystallization in sulfur and selenium atmosphere

T. Yamaguchi, T. Naoyama, H. S. Lee, A. Yoshida, T. Kobata, S. Niiyama, T. Nakamura

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Thin films of CuIn(S,Se)2 were prepared by thermal crystallization process for photovoltaic device applications and their properties were investigated. From EPMA analysis, S/(S+Se) atomic ratio in the thin films was changed from 0.18 to 1.0 with increasing the S/(S+Se) vapor ratio in the quartz ampoule. X-ray diffraction studies revealed that the thin films had a chalcopyrite CuIn(S,Se)2 structure and the preferred orientation to the 112 plane. The SEM images showed that the grain sizes in CuIn(S,Se)2 thin films decreased with the increase in the S/(S+Se) atomic ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1831-1834
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep
Externally publishedYes


  • C. X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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