Kesterite Inorganic-Organic Heterojunction for Solution Processable Solar Cells

P. Data , Maciej Białogłowski , K. Lyzwa , Rajmund Bacewicz , P. Dluzewski , M. Łapkowski , T. Gregorkiewicz , Sławomir Podsiadło , Andrew Monkman


New synthesis of solution processable kesterite and kesterite-phenoxazine nanopowders were presented. The direct band-gap semiconductor Cu2ZnSnS4 has attracted the attention of many due to its large absorption coefficient (α > 104 cm-1) and (optical) band-gap energy close to the optimal value for solar light conversion (1.4-1.6 eV). The presence of a kesterite nanocrystal structure has been investigated and confirmed by (HR)TEM, X-ray powder diffraction, EDX and EXAFS measurements. Low-temperature photoluminescence (PL) measurements indicate the absence of PL in the Cu2ZnSnS4 nanocrystals. Electrochemical studies helped to prove that an inorganic-organic heterojunction of nanokesterite-phenoxazine was obtained. Device studies showed a two fold improvement in efficiency upon addition of a kesterite or phenoxazines-kesterite layer. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Author P. Data - [University of Durham]
P. Data,,
, Maciej Białogłowski (FC / CICSST)
Maciej Białogłowski,,
- Chair Of Inorganic Chemistry And Solid State Technology
, K. Lyzwa (FC)
K. Lyzwa,,
- Faculty of Chemistry
, Rajmund Bacewicz (FP / SD)
Rajmund Bacewicz,,
- Semiconductors Division
, P. Dluzewski - [Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences]
P. Dluzewski,,
, M. Łapkowski - [Silesian University of Technology (PolSL)]
M. Łapkowski,,
- Politechnika Śląska
, T. Gregorkiewicz - [Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute for Experimental Physics]
T. Gregorkiewicz,,
, Sławomir Podsiadło (FC / CICSST)
Sławomir Podsiadło,,
- Chair Of Inorganic Chemistry And Solid State Technology
, Andrew Monkman - [University of Durham]
Andrew Monkman,,
Journal seriesElectrochimica Acta, ISSN 0013-4686
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishElectrochemistry; Energy gap; Nanocrystals; Solar cells; Temperature; X ray powder diffraction, Direct band gap semiconductors; Electrochemical studies; Inorganic-organic heterojunctions; Kesterites; Large absorption coefficient; Low temperature photoluminescence; P3HT; Phenoxazine, Heterojunctions
ASJC Classification1603 Electrochemistry; 1500 General Chemical Engineering
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)40
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ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 10-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 40.0, 10-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 3; Scopus Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.185; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 4.798 (2) - 2016=4.63 (5)
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