Investigation of the Zn and Cu oxides for heterojunction thin film solar cell application

Z. Starowicz , K. Gawlińska-Nęcek , M. Bartmański , M. Wlazło , Tomasz Płociński , Bogusława Adamczyk-Cieślak , Grzegorz Putynkowski , Piotr Panek

Abstract

In this work the results of basic material studies of the zinc and copper oxides as components of heterojunction solar cells were shown. Basing on the optical constants the light absorption properties and range of required thicknesses of copper oxides absorber were indicated. Depletion Region Approximation method was used for analytical studies of heterojunction properties: built in voltage, junction width and band structure. The maximal attainable open circuit voltages and short circuit current led to the estimation of efficiency limits of ZnO/Cu2O and ZnO/CuO solar cells. Experimental part included material studies of low temperature copper sheets oxidation and atomic layer deposition of zinc oxide. Controlling the low temperature oxidation condition allowed for homogeneously grown oxide layer of controlled thickness, absorption properties and surface roughness.
Author Z. Starowicz
Z. Starowicz,,
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, K. Gawlińska-Nęcek
K. Gawlińska-Nęcek,,
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, M. Bartmański
M. Bartmański,,
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, M. Wlazło
M. Wlazło,,
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, Tomasz Płociński (FMSE / DMD)
Tomasz Płociński,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Bogusława Adamczyk-Cieślak (FMSE / DMD)
Bogusława Adamczyk-Cieślak,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Grzegorz Putynkowski - Centrum Badań i Rozwoju Technologii dla Przemysłu
Grzegorz Putynkowski,,
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, Piotr Panek
Piotr Panek,,
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Journal seriesMicroelectronic Engineering, ISSN 0167-9317, e-ISSN 1873-5568
Issue year2020
Vol221
Pages1-8
Publication size in sheets0.3
Article number111196
Keywords in EnglishCoper oxides, Zinc oxide, Heterojunction solar cells, All-oxide photovoltaics
ASJC Classification2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering; 2504 Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials; 2508 Surfaces, Coatings and Films; 3104 Condensed Matter Physics; 3107 Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
DOIDOI:10.1016/j.mee.2019.111196
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)70
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ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 30-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 1; Scopus Citations = 1; GS Citations = 2.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.999; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.654 (2) - 2018=1.526 (5)
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