2017-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2017 Volume 8: Surfaces and Interfaces(SISAM), Composite, Ceramic and Nanomaterials

Editors:Kongoli F, Braems I, Demange V, Dubois JM, Pech-Canul M, Patino CL, Fumio O
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2017
Pages:249 pages
ISBN:978-1-987820-75-1
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    High-efficiency Solar Cells Based on Polycrystalline Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Film: A Discussion on the Influence of Alkali Fluoride Post-deposition Treatments

    Nicolas Barreau1; Ludovic Arzel1; Sylvie Harel1; Thomas Lepetit1;
    1UNIVERSITE DE NANTES, IMN, Nantes, France;
    Type of Paper: Keynote
    Id Paper: 315
    Topic: 42

    Abstract:

    Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin film solar cell technology has recently achieved the outstanding power conversion efficiency of 22.6 %. Such level of performance is surprising because these devices are based on polycrystalline layers and hetero-junctions; hence implying numerous homo- and hetero-interfaces.
    Nevertheless, the recent efficiency breakthrough was made possible thanks to specific post- deposition treatments of the Cu(In,Ga)Se2 absorber, which imply both surface and grain boundary modifications. So far, the best solar cells were prepared from absorbers which were treated by heavy alkali fluoride, namely KF or RbF.
    The present contribution aims at presenting and discussing the various models proposed up to date to explain grains and grain boundary modifications and their influence on the related solar cell performance.

    Keywords:

    Electronic structures; Surface reactivity; Surfaces and interfaces;

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    Barreau N, Arzel L, Harel S, Lepetit T. (2017). High-efficiency Solar Cells Based on Polycrystalline Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Film: A Discussion on the Influence of Alkali Fluoride Post-deposition Treatments. In Kongoli F, Braems I, Demange V, Dubois JM, Pech-Canul M, Patino CL, Fumio O (Eds.), Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2017 Volume 8: Surfaces and Interfaces(SISAM), Composite, Ceramic and Nanomaterials (pp. 106-107). Montreal, Canada: FLOGEN Star Outreach