Colloidal CuInSe2 nanocrystals thin films of low surface roughness
Antoine De Kergommeaux , Angela Fiore , Jerome Faure-Vincent , Adam Proń , Peter Reiss
AbstractThin-film processing of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) is a prerequisite for their use in (opto-)electronic devices. The commonly used spin-coating is highly materials consuming as the overwhelming amount of deposited matter is ejected from the substrate during the spinning process. Also, the well-known dip-coating and drop-casting procedures present disadvantages in terms of the surface roughness and control of the film thickness. We show that the doctor blade technique is an efficient method for preparing nanocrystal films of controlled thickness and low surface roughness. In particular, by optimizing the deposition conditions, smooth and pinhole-free films of 11 nm CuInSe2 NCs have been obtained exhibiting a surface roughness of 13 nm root mean square (rms) for a 350 nm thick film, and less than 4 nm rms for a 75 nm thick film. © 2013 Vietnam Academy of Science & Technology.
|Journal series||Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, ISSN 1941-4900|
|Publication size in sheets||750.2|
|Keywords in English||CuInSe2; Semiconductor nanocrystals; Solar cells; Thin film deposition|
|Score|| = 20.0, 25-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 20.0, 25-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 5; = 6; = 9.0; : 2013 = 0.54; : 2013 = 1.444 (2) - 2013=1.27 (5)|
|Citation count*||9 (2020-09-15)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.