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Title: Studies on some functional materials for solar cell applications
Researcher: Sahaya Dennish Babu G
Guide(s): Sahaya Shajan X
Keywords: Functional Materials
Physical Sciences,Physics,Physics Applied
Solar Cell
University: Anna University
Completed Date: 2018
Abstract: Solar photovoltaic technology has been considered as a future potential energy technology than other renewable resources. As of now, highcost silicon materials were widely used in commercial solar cell applications. Due to its high cost of fabrication, installation and toxicity to the environment it is essential to identify some alternative materials to replace Si in photovoltaic technology. Thin film solar cells which are made-up of chalcogenide semiconducting nanomaterials are the appropriate solar cell technology to replace Si solar cells in commercial applications. Cu2InGaSSe4 (CIGSSe) and CdTe are the two prominent chalcogenide material which was widely used as an absorber layer in thin film solar cell technology. However, these materials are also possessing high cost and less abundant precursor newlinematerials which are toxic too. A new quaternary Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) was introduced in 1997 as a low-cost alternative absorber material for thin film solar cell applications. So far it has reached Power Conversion Efficiency (PCE) of 12.6 %. However, these CZTS materials delivering quite lower PCE than traditional CIGSSe newlinesolar cells is due to its defects, secondary phases and unstable optical and electrical properties at ambient temperatures. Utilizing novel, simple, precursor materials for the synthesis of quaternary systems is quite newer to the semiconductor research area. In this thesis work we present the synthesis of phase pure CZTS and its derivative compounds by hydrothermal method. newline newline
Pagination: xxiii, 140p.
Appears in Departments:Faculty of Science and Humanities

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