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CuInS2 nanostructures: Synthesis, characterization, formation mechanism and solar cell applications

Authors
Journal
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
1226-086X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
20
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jiec.2013.12.082
Keywords
  • Nanoparticle
  • Solar Cell
  • Semiconductor
  • Chalcogenide
  • Cuins2
Disciplines
  • Chemistry

Abstract

Abstract This investigation reports the synthesis of CuInS2 nanostructures by using [Cu(gly)2] via a microwave-assisted method. CuInS2 nanostructures were obtained from a mixture of InCl3, [Cu(gly)2] and different sulfur sources in propylene glycol. In this work, the effect of different sulfur sources on the morphology of CuInS2 nanostructures was studied. CuInS2 nanostructures were characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM, EDS, and FT-IR. To fabricate a standard solar cell, CdS film was directly deposited on top of the CIS film prepared by Doctor's blade method through chemical bath deposition. The as-deposited CdS/CuInS2 film was used for the photovoltaic measurements.

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