Regensburg 2022 – wissenschaftliches Programm
KFM 27.6: Vortrag
Donnerstag, 8. September 2022, 16:15–16:30, H31
Ultrafast transient spectroscopy of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 coupled to different buffer layers. — •Pirmin Schweizer, Ricardo Rojas-Aedo, Alice Debot, Philip Dale, and Daniele Brida — Department of Physics and Materials Science, University of Luxembourg, 162a avenue de la Faïencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
The dynamic parameters of photo-induced electron-hole pairs, such as recombination time and charge conductivity, play a major role in the efficiency of photovoltaic devices. Among thin film materials for photovoltaics, one of the most interesting is the p-type Cu(In,Ga)Se2 alloy (CIGS) on which an n-type buffer layer is deposited, forming the initial part of the device p-n junction. The inter-material transport dynamics strongly depend on how the band structure is affected by the buffer layer, and also on the quality of the CIGS \ buffer layer interface which may contain defects. In our experiments we have compared the ultrafast transient reflectivity on CIGS epitaxially grown on a GaAs substrate. New Cd free buffer layers In2S3 and band offset tunable Zn(O,S), are compared to the most commonly used buffer layer, CdS. The transient reflection measurements allows for the extraction of the electronic transport dynamics at the interface with the buffer. This study allows us to draw conclusions about the pair formation capacity mediated by the transport properties between the CIGS and the buffer layer. The results can guide the development of Cd free buffer layers thus reducing the environmental impact caused by CdS in traditional CIGS solar cells.