Carrier transport properties in a thin-film Cu 2 ZnSnSe 4 solar cell

Sanjoy Paul, Istvan Gulyas, Ingrid L. Repins, Shin Mou, Jian V. Li

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We report the measurement of majority carrier concentration, depletion width, mobility, and resistivity in a thin-film based Cu 2 ZnSnSe 4 (CZTSe) photovoltaic device. The carrier transport properties were measured using coordinated admittance spectroscopy and capacitance-voltage technique. The bias dependence of the modified dielectric relaxation in the absorber of the CZTSe solar cell was investigated to extract the mobility and resistivity. Hall measurement was also performed at room temperature for the verification of carrier concentration, resistivity, and mobility. The temperature dependent resistivity and mobility exhibit thermally activated behaviors characterized by a thermal activation energy ≈ 60 meV. The positive temperature dependence of the mobility indicates a carrier-transport impeding effect caused by the band-edge fluctuation in poly-crystalline CZTSe, whose magnitude is measurable by the aforementioned activation energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalThin Solid Films
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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