Copper Tin Sulfide (CU2SnS3) Solar Cell Structures and Implemented Methodology

  • Iraj Sadegh Amiri
  • Mahdi Ariannejad
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)


To understand the structure of a solar cell, the Solar Cell Capacitance Simulator (SCAPS) is used. Cell models can be predicted in the simulation so the efficiency can be improved by use of a different thickness or a different material. Copper tin sulfide (CTS) has been chosen as the material for this simulation. Different results can be obtained by varying the parameters.


Solar cell capacitance simulator (SCAPS) Cell models Material TCO/CdS/CdTe structures Thickness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iraj Sadegh Amiri
    • 1
  • Mahdi Ariannejad
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Applied Sciences, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamComputational Optics Research Group, Advanced Institute of Materials Science, Ton Duc Thang UniversityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  2. 2.University of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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