A sputtered CdS buffer layer for co-electrodeposited Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells with 6.6% efficiency

Jiahua Tao, Kezhi Zhang, Chuanjun Zhang, Leilei Chen, Huiyi Cao, Junfeng Liu, Jinchun Jiang, Lin Sun, Pingxiong Yang, Junhao Chu

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Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films with thicknesses ranging from 0.35 to 1.85 μm and micron-sized grains (0.5-1.5 μm) were synthesized using co-electrodeposited Cu-Zn-Sn-S precursors with different deposition times. Here we have introduced a sputtered CdS buffer layer for the development of CZTS solar cells for the first time, which enables breakthrough efficiencies up to 6.6%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10337-10340
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number51
StatePublished - Jun 28 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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