Solution Processed Deposition for Earth Abundant Material Solar Cells
Current Students: Brad Monahan (PhD, Chemistry), Zhaoning Song (PhD)
Associated Faculty: Terry Bigioni, Michael J. Heben, Adam B. Phillips, Yanfa Yan
Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide/Selenide (CZTS/Se) is one of the most promising candidates
for absorber of thin film solar cells due to its direct band gap and material abundance.
Our research focuses on solution processed deposition methods for CZTS material. CZTS
can be formed through spin-coating of hydrazine-based precursor solution or CTZS nano-particle
solution. The image shows complete CZTS solar cells with Mo/ CZTS/ CdS/ ZnO:i / AZO/