Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization



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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/ Al configuration.
Last Updated: 6/26/15