Study of molybdenum sulphide as a novel buffer layer for CZTS solar cells

Mrinmoy Dey, Maitry Dey, Samina Alam, Nipu Kumar Das, M. A. Matin, Nowshad Amin

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Abstract

The absorber layer of CZTS solar cell is a compound semiconductor which has favourable optical and electrical properties. Researchers are highly interest to investigate the CZTS solar cells for its earth abundant, non-toxic and low cost feature. Consequently, the absorber layer of CIGS is replaced to CZTS absorber layer. In this research work, the potentiality of Molybdenum Sulphide (MoS2) as buffer has been investigated to explore the higher performance of CZTS solar cells. SCAPS 2802 simulator was used to evaluate the performance of CZTS solar cells with prospective MoS2 buffer layer. The possibility of ultra-thin CZTS solar cells was examined and the higher efficiency of 17.03% (Jsc = 29.42 mA/cm2, Voc = 1.01 V and FF = 0.574) was achieved for 1 μm thickness of absorber layer. In addition, the proposed CZTS solar cells had better thermal stability at higher operating temperature also.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 3rd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information and Communication Technology, iCEEiCT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509029068
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2017
Event3rd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information and Communication Technology, iCEEiCT 2016 - Dhaka, Bangladesh
Duration: 22 Sep 201624 Sep 2016

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information and Communication Technology, iCEEiCT 2016
CountryBangladesh
CityDhaka
Period22/9/1624/9/16

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Buffer layers
Molybdenum
Solar cells
Sulfides
Electric properties
Thermodynamic stability
Optical properties
Simulators
Earth (planet)
Semiconductor materials
Costs

Keywords

  • CZTS solar cell
  • Earth abundant
  • M0S2
  • SCAPS 2802

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Dey, M., Dey, M., Alam, S., Das, N. K., Matin, M. A., & Amin, N. (2017). Study of molybdenum sulphide as a novel buffer layer for CZTS solar cells. In 2016 3rd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information and Communication Technology, iCEEiCT 2016 [7873102] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CEEICT.2016.7873102

Study of molybdenum sulphide as a novel buffer layer for CZTS solar cells. / Dey, Mrinmoy; Dey, Maitry; Alam, Samina; Das, Nipu Kumar; Matin, M. A.; Amin, Nowshad.

2016 3rd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information and Communication Technology, iCEEiCT 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. 7873102.

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

Dey, M, Dey, M, Alam, S, Das, NK, Matin, MA & Amin, N 2017, Study of molybdenum sulphide as a novel buffer layer for CZTS solar cells. in 2016 3rd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information and Communication Technology, iCEEiCT 2016., 7873102, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 3rd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information and Communication Technology, iCEEiCT 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22/9/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/CEEICT.2016.7873102
Dey M, Dey M, Alam S, Das NK, Matin MA, Amin N. Study of molybdenum sulphide as a novel buffer layer for CZTS solar cells. In 2016 3rd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information and Communication Technology, iCEEiCT 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. 7873102 https://doi.org/10.1109/CEEICT.2016.7873102
Dey, Mrinmoy ; Dey, Maitry ; Alam, Samina ; Das, Nipu Kumar ; Matin, M. A. ; Amin, Nowshad. / Study of molybdenum sulphide as a novel buffer layer for CZTS solar cells. 2016 3rd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information and Communication Technology, iCEEiCT 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017.
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