Hydrothermal synthesis and characterisation of Cu2ZnSnS4 light absorbers for solar cells

Tiong, Vincent Tiing (2014) Hydrothermal synthesis and characterisation of Cu2ZnSnS4 light absorbers for solar cells. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


This project has extended the knowledge in the hydrothermal synthesis of copper zinc tin sulphide (CZTS) semiconductor material which is regarded as one of the most promising light absorbing material for PV technologies. The investigation of various reaction parameters on the controlled synthesis of CZTS compound has provided important insight into the formation mechanism as well as the crystal growth behaviour of the material. CZTS nanocrystals with different crystal structure and particle size were synthesised throughout this project. The growth mechanism of CZTS crystals through a high temperature annealing treatment was also explored.

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ID Code: 78636
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Wang, Hongxia, Bell, John, & Will, Geoffrey
Keywords: Copper zinc tin sulphide, P-type semiconductor, Hydrothermal, Formation Mechanism, Thin film solar cells, Film deposition
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Feb 2015 05:27
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 14:46

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