Adjusting the sodium diffusion into CuInGaSe2 absorbers by preheating of Mo/SLG substrates

K. Sakurai, A. Yamada, P. Fons, K. Matsubara, T. Kojima, S. Niki, T. Baba, N. Tsuchimochi, Y. Kimura, H. Nakanishi

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We propose a very simple method to adjust the supply of Na from a Mo/soda-lime glass (SLG) substrate into the overgrown CuInGaSe2(CIGS) layer. Mo/SLG substrates for CIGS solar cells were heated in vacuum (= preheated) before use. Na composition in the finished CIGS films were measured by electron probe microanalysis, in association with the preheating temperature and thickness of the Mo layers. The Na concentration at the surface of the CIGS layers decreased with higher preheating temperature, while the cell performance improved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1877-1880
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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