Pawlowski, M., Zabierowski, P., Bacewicz, R. & Barreau, N. (2013) Influence of Ga-notch position on recombination processes in Cu(In,Ga)Se-2-based solar cells investigated by means of photoluminescence. Thin Solid Films, 535 336–339.
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Numéro d'identification (ISBN etc.): 0040-6090
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Mots-clés: Band gap gradient, CIGSe, efficiency, films, Ga-notch, model, photoluminescence
Créateurs: Bacewicz, Barreau, Pawlowski, Zabierowski
Collection: Thin Solid Films
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One of the consequences of the deposition of Cu(In,Ga)Se-2 (CIGSe) absorber by a three stage process is a non-uniform Ga distribution. It takes the form of the so-called Ga-notch and is considered to be crucial for achieving highly efficient CIGSe solar cells. However, the influence of this sequential element co-evaporation on defect related properties of the absorber is not fully understood. In this paper, we use voltage dependent photoluminescence (PLV) to investigate the impact of a different Ga-notch position on recombination processes in CIGSe-based solar cells. The most striking difference between investigated samples is the increased sensitivity of the photoluminescence signal to blue light, as the position of the Ga-notch moves away from the CdS/CIGSe interface. Such metastable behavior of PLV characteristics and its close correlation with changes observed in capacitance-voltage curves suggest an increased concentration of deep defects in the top CIGSe layer. We propose that the observed changes of PLV characteristics can be explained by electrical field redistribution within the junction due to charging of deep metastable defects. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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