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New Absorbers for Third-Generation Thin-Film Solar Cells Based on Cu–A–B–S–Se (A = Ba, Sr, Fe, Ni, or Mn; B = Si, Ge, or Sn) Quaternary Copper Compounds (Review)

Authors
  • Gapanovich, M. V.1
  • Rakitin, V. V.1
  • Novikov, G. F.1
  • 1 Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow oblast, 142432, Russia , Moscow oblast (Russia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Russian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Publisher
Pleiades Publishing
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2022
Volume
67
Issue
1
Pages
1–27
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1134/S0036023622010041
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Synthesis and Properties of Inorganic Compounds
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Abstract

AbstractLiterature on new semiconductors, quaternary copper compounds Cu2AIIBIVS(Se)4 where A = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Fe,Ni,Co, Cd, or Cr; and B = Sn, Pb, Si, Ge, Ti, Zr, or Hf, is reviewed. Compounds of this family can substitute for the more abundant Cu1 – δIn1 –xGaxSe2 (CIGS) chalcopyrites and Cu2 – δZnSnS4 –ySey (CZTSSe) kesterites used for thin-film solar cells. The review summarizes evidence from the world literature on optical and electrophysical properties of those compounds, the specifics of their manufacturing and solar cells based on them.

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