Modeling of the impact of Se-vacancies on the electrical properties of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 films and junctions

Marek Maciaszek , Paweł Zabierowski , K. Decock


In this contribution we aim at a better understanding the influence of metastable VSe defects on electrical characteristics of Cu(In,Ga)Se2-based solar cells. In order to achieve this goal we calculate the distribution of VSe charge states by solving numerically the equations involving transition rates between the metastable donor and acceptor configuration. By varying systematically the set of three parameters in a broad range (net shallow acceptor doping level, VSe defect density and temperature) we analyze quantitatively in which conditions and how the metastable defects influence/control the Fermi level position and hence the free carrier concentration. Using these results, we calculate time constants for conversion processes between donor and acceptor configurations. In the second part of the paper we model the influence of VSe-related defects on capacitance-voltage (CV) space charge profiles in different metastable states (reverse bias and light soaking). We propose a method allowing the evaluation of the lower bound for the metastable VSe defect concentration from CV profiles. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Author Marek Maciaszek (FP / SD)
Marek Maciaszek,,
- Semiconductors Division
, Paweł Zabierowski (FP / SD)
Paweł Zabierowski,,
- Semiconductors Division
, K. Decock - [Universiteit Gent]
K. Decock,,
Journal seriesThin Solid Films, ISSN 0040-6090
Issue year2013
Keywords in EnglishCIGS; Metastable defects; Se vacancy; Capacitance voltage profiling
ASJC Classification2505 Materials Chemistry; 2506 Metals and Alloys; 2508 Surfaces, Coatings and Films; 3110 Surfaces and Interfaces; 2504 Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)30
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 30.0, 04-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 30.0, 04-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 11; Scopus Citations = 11; GS Citations = 2.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 1.195; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 1.867 (2) - 2013=2.038 (5)
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