CdZnTe thin films growth by RF sputtering for CdTe solar cells

Q. Huda, M. M. Aliyu, M. A. Islam, M. S. Hossain, M. M. Alam, M. R. Karim, M. A M Bhuiyan, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Nowshad Amin

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Abstract

Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) films were deposited by co-sputtering of CdTe and ZnTe targets in an RF magnetron sputtering using various combinations of RF powers, and the effect of sputtering power on the properties of CZT films were studied using SEM, EDX, XRD, AFM and UV-VIS spectrophotometer. The SEM and AFM data shows that as the ratio of the CdTe: ZnTe RF power increases, so does the grains size and surface roughness of the samples. From the EDX results, it was found that the amount of Zn in the ternary reduces with the RF power ratio. The optical analyses of the films indicate that they have good absorption; with shallow absorption edge occurs in the range of 750-850 nm. The energy bandgap of the samples were found to vary between 2.04 eV-2.54 eV, which covers the range of most BSF materials used for CdTe solar cells. The study has thus shown the feasibility of using RF sputtering for the development of both absorber and BSF layer in one monolithic structure, for applications in CdTe thin film solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3480-3483
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479932993
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL
Duration: 16 Jun 201321 Jun 2013

Other

Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
CityTampa, FL
Period16/6/1321/6/13

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Film growth
Sputtering
Solar cells
Thin films
Cadmium
Energy dispersive spectroscopy
Zinc
Ultraviolet spectrophotometers
Scanning electron microscopy
Magnetron sputtering
Energy gap
Surface roughness

Keywords

  • AFM
  • Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) films
  • EDS
  • SEM
  • UV-Vis
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Huda, Q., Aliyu, M. M., Islam, M. A., Hossain, M. S., Alam, M. M., Karim, M. R., ... Amin, N. (2013). CdZnTe thin films growth by RF sputtering for CdTe solar cells. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 3480-3483). [6744242] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744242

CdZnTe thin films growth by RF sputtering for CdTe solar cells. / Huda, Q.; Aliyu, M. M.; Islam, M. A.; Hossain, M. S.; Alam, M. M.; Karim, M. R.; Bhuiyan, M. A M; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Amin, Nowshad.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. p. 3480-3483 6744242.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Huda, Q, Aliyu, MM, Islam, MA, Hossain, MS, Alam, MM, Karim, MR, Bhuiyan, MAM, Sopian, K & Amin, N 2013, CdZnTe thin films growth by RF sputtering for CdTe solar cells. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference., 6744242, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 3480-3483, 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013, Tampa, FL, 16/6/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744242
Huda Q, Aliyu MM, Islam MA, Hossain MS, Alam MM, Karim MR et al. CdZnTe thin films growth by RF sputtering for CdTe solar cells. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2013. p. 3480-3483. 6744242 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744242
Huda, Q. ; Aliyu, M. M. ; Islam, M. A. ; Hossain, M. S. ; Alam, M. M. ; Karim, M. R. ; Bhuiyan, M. A M ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman ; Amin, Nowshad. / CdZnTe thin films growth by RF sputtering for CdTe solar cells. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. pp. 3480-3483
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