Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 23, pp 20104–20112 | Cite as

Control of the structure and photoelectrical properties of Cu(InGa)Se2 film by Ga deposition potential in two-step electrodeposition

  • Linrui Zhang
  • Jingjing Qu
  • Tianwei Yu
  • Yichuan Chen
  • Wei Pang
  • MingHao Qu
  • Hao Wang
  • Yongzhe Zhang
  • Hui YanEmail author


In present work, a simple two-step electrodeposition method (first CuIn then Ga) was used to prepare the Cu-In-Ga precursor. The as-deposited films were selenized in nitrogen atmosphere at 550 °C for 40 min. The effect of Ga deposition potential on the structural, morphological, optical and electrical properties were investigated by means of X-ray diffraction, Raman spectra, scanning electron microscopy, UV–visible Spectroscopy and photo-electrochemical measurement, respectively. XRD results show that prepared Cu(InGa)Se2 films have a tetragonal chalcopyrite CIS with preferential orientation along the (112) orientation. And the size of grain and the band gap were various with the increase of the Ga deposited potential, resulting in the effective control of photo-current intensity of Cu(InGa)Se2. The Mott–Schottky plots confirmed all the films exhibited a good p-type semiconductor characteristic.



This project was supported by National Science Foundation of China (NSFC no. 61574009 and no. 11574014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linrui Zhang
    • 1
  • Jingjing Qu
    • 1
  • Tianwei Yu
    • 1
  • Yichuan Chen
    • 1
  • Wei Pang
    • 1
  • MingHao Qu
    • 2
  • Hao Wang
    • 1
  • Yongzhe Zhang
    • 1
  • Hui Yan
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.The College of Materials Science and EngineeringBeijing University of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Hanergy Thin Film Power, R & D CenterChengduChina

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