Structural and morphology of Zn 1-xCu xS films as anti-reflecting coating (ARC) affected the cell performance

Huda Abdullah, Iii Salwani, Sahbudin Saari

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Abstract

Thin films of Cu doped with ZnS were synthesized using sol-gel method to be applies as anti-reflective coating. This research involving three different Cu concentrations which being doped to the ZnS and then the thin film were heated at 550 °C for 1 hour. Anti-reflecting coating is prepared by doping Cu to ZnS with the equation Zn 1-xCu xS where x = 0.00, 0.05, 0.10, 0.15 and 2.0. The effect of Cu 2+ doping on structural, microstructural and the cell performance. The structural of ZnS:Cu thin films was characterized by X-ray diffractometer (XRD). The patterns show two consistent peaks of monoclinic structure at (2 0 0) and (1 2 2). Microstructure images of anti-reflecting layer have been observed using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The images show the formation of flakes morphology. The Efficiency of the silicon solar cell has been measured using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS). The efficiency of the silicon solar cell without anti-reflecting coating gave the value of 0.000008%, while efficiency of silicon solar cell with anti-reflecting coating gave the value of 0.00011%. It is clear that the result obtained has been proven, that anti-reflecting coating helps the enhancement of light absorption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Ceramic Society
Pages205-212
Number of pages8
Volume35
Edition6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventAdvanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Nanostructured and Multifunctional Materials - 38th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2014 - Daytona Beach, United States
Duration: 26 Jan 201431 Jan 2014

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OtherAdvanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Nanostructured and Multifunctional Materials - 38th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDaytona Beach
Period26/1/1431/1/14

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Silicon solar cells
Coatings
Thin films
Doping (additives)
Reflective coatings
Diffractometers
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
Light absorption
Sol-gel process
Electron microscopes
Scanning
X rays
Microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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Abdullah, H., Salwani, I., & Saari, S. (2014). Structural and morphology of Zn 1-xCu xS films as anti-reflecting coating (ARC) affected the cell performance In Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings (6 ed., Vol. 35, pp. 205-212). American Ceramic Society.

Structural and morphology of Zn 1-xCu xS films as anti-reflecting coating (ARC) affected the cell performance . / Abdullah, Huda; Salwani, Iii; Saari, Sahbudin.

Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings. Vol. 35 6. ed. American Ceramic Society, 2014. p. 205-212.

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

Abdullah, H, Salwani, I & Saari, S 2014, Structural and morphology of Zn 1-xCu xS films as anti-reflecting coating (ARC) affected the cell performance in Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings. 6 edn, vol. 35, American Ceramic Society, pp. 205-212, Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Nanostructured and Multifunctional Materials - 38th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2014, Daytona Beach, United States, 26/1/14.
Abdullah H, Salwani I, Saari S. Structural and morphology of Zn 1-xCu xS films as anti-reflecting coating (ARC) affected the cell performance In Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings. 6 ed. Vol. 35. American Ceramic Society. 2014. p. 205-212
Abdullah, Huda ; Salwani, Iii ; Saari, Sahbudin. / Structural and morphology of Zn 1-xCu xS films as anti-reflecting coating (ARC) affected the cell performance Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings. Vol. 35 6. ed. American Ceramic Society, 2014. pp. 205-212
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