Structural, Optical, and Electrical Studies on Pulse Plated AgInSe2 Films
S. Murugana and K.R. Muralib
aDept. of Physics, AVC College (Autonomous), Mannanpandal, Mayiladuthurai-609001, India
bECMS Division, CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi, India
Received: September 13, 2012; In final form: April 21, 2014
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In this work, the pulse electrodeposition technique was employed for the first time to deposit AgInSe2 films. The films were deposited at room temperature from a bath containing Analar grade 10 mM silver sulphate, 50 mM indium sulphate and 5 mM SeO2. The deposition potential was maintained at -0.98 V (SCE). Tin oxide coated glass substrates (5.0 Ω/sq) were used for depositing the films. The duty cycle was varied in the range of 6-50%. The X-ray diffraction pattern of the thin films deposited at different duty cycles indicated the peaks corresponding to AgInSe2. The transmission spectra exhibited interference fringes. Resistivity of the films increased from 1.5 Ω cm to 12.4 Ω cm. Mobility increased with duty cycle. Carrier density decreased with duty cycle. The photovoltaic parameters of CdS/AgInSe2 solar cells increased with duty cycle.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.126.727
PACS numbers:, 73.61.Jc, 88.40.hj, 88.40.jn