Electrodeposition of CU2ZnSnS4 thin films using ionic liquids

C. P. Chan, H. Lam, K. Y. Wong, C. Surya

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We report the growth of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) thin films by electrodeposition in ionic liquid. Sulfurization was performed in elementary sulfur vapor environment at 450°C for 2 hours. The X-ray diffraction analysis indicated that the film has a stannite structure with preferred grain orientation along (112). Photo-absorption measurement of the sample was performed from 500 nm to 990 nm. It is found that the energy bandgap of the film is about 1.49eV and the absorption coefficient is found to be of the order of 104cm-1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings - Photovoltaic Materials and Manufacturing Issues
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Dec 2 2008Dec 4 2008

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Conference2008 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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