In-situ stress and thermal stability studies of molybdenum bilayer back contacts for photovoltaic applications

Sreejith Karthikeyan, Liyuan Zhang, Stephen A. Campbell

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Abstract

Molybdenum bilayers have been used as back contacts for CIGS and CZTS based solar cell for years. Mo bilayer films undergo a heat treatment during the CIGS/CZTS deposition process which in turn changes the stress and morphological properties and affects the adhesion and morphological features of CIGS/CZTS layers. This work reports in-situ studies of Mo stress variation during anneals ranging from 20°C to 500°C and compares its morphological and electrical properties before and after heating to develop a thermally stable Mo bilayer. We have also used a low tensile stress bilayer developed in this way to demonstrate CZTS and CIAGS films with good adhesion properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages387-389
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781479943982
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2014
Event40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014

Other

Other40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/8/146/13/14

Keywords

  • CIAGS absorber layer
  • CZTS absorber layer
  • In-situ stress analysis
  • Mo bilayer

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