Low-temperature sintered CuIn 0.7Ga 0.3Se 2 prepared by colloidal processing

Wei Hsiang Hsu, Hsing I. Hsiang, Fan Chun Yen, Shih Chang Shei, Fu Su Yen

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The effects of different forming methods (dry pressing and centrifugal forming methods) on the densification and microstructure development of CuIn 0.7Ga 0.3Se 2 (CIGS) nano-crystallites synthesized using the heating-up method were investigated in this study. The packing density and microstructure of the CIGS green body were improved significantly using the centrifugal forming method because it prevented inter-agglomerate pore formation. Sintered CuIn 0.7Ga 0.3Se 2 ceramics with a relative density above 92% and average grain size of 2.7μm can be obtained by centrifugal forming nearly mono-dispersed CuIn 0.7Ga 0.3Se 2 nano-crystals and sintering at 550°C for 3h under Se 2 atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3753-3757
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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