• RANJAN KUMAR PATI

Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science

• Effect of annealing atmosphere on microstructure, optical and electronic properties of spray-pyrolysed In-doped Zn(O,S) thin films

Spray-pyrolysed zinc oxy-sulphide Zn(O,S) has been doped with varying concentrations of indium (In) toimprove its electrical and optical properties for possible application as buffer layer in thin film solar cells. The In-dopingin Zn(O,S) is found to change the electron carrier concentration from 10$^{19}$ to 10$^{18}$ cm$^{−3}$ and a subsequent annealing in argon atmosphere is found to improve its electrical conductivity. Moreover, annealing in air atmosphere reduces the carrier concentration to a range of 10$^{13}$–10$^{15}$ cm$^{−3}$ making it useful as a buffer layer. The reduction in degeneracy of In-doped Zn(O,S) is desirable for its application as buffer material, whereas annealing in argon makes it suitable as electron membrane (window layer) in thin film solar cell.

• # Bulletin of Materials Science

Volume 44, 2021
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Posted on October 12, 2020

Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020