Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 90, 2016, Issue in Progress
Previous Article Next Article

The effect of sodium on antimony selenide thin film solar cells

Author affiliations

Abstract

Sodium (Na) has been identified as a benign contaminant in some thin film solar cells. Here, we have studied the impact of sodium on the properties of CdS/Sb2Se3 superstrate thin film solar cells. NaF deposited at the CdS/Sb2Se3 heterojunction severely degraded the device performance, yet NaF introduced into the Sb2Se3 film after the completion of the heterojunction showed a negligible influence on the film conductivity and device performance. We concluded that sodium could easily diffuse into the Sb2Se3 film and probably locates in the gap between (Sb4Se6)n ribbons, being inert in Sb2Se3 solar cells.

Graphical abstract: The effect of sodium on antimony selenide thin film solar cells

Back to tab navigation

Article information


Submitted
17 Aug 2016
Accepted
06 Sep 2016
First published
07 Sep 2016

RSC Adv., 2016,6, 87288-87293
Article type
Communication

The effect of sodium on antimony selenide thin film solar cells

Y. Li, Y. Zhou, J. Luo, W. Chen, B. Yang, X. Wen, S. Lu, C. Chen, K. Zeng, H. Song and J. Tang, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 87288
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA20690E

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements