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Title: The synthesis of precursors for the deposition of photovoltaic thin films
Author: Sudlow, Anna
Awarding Body: University of Bath
Current Institution: University of Bath
Date of Award: 2012
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Abstract:
The work in the thesis describes attempts to synthesise precursors for the deposition of thin films for use in thin-film photovoltaic cells. Chapter One – Introduction provides a brief background to photovoltaic cells with specific detail given to thin-film photovoltaic cells. The concepts of chemical vapour deposition (CVD) and precursor design are discussed with relevant precursors are highlighted. Chapter Two – Xanthates provides details of the synthesis and characterisation of a series of metal xanthates. The materials chemistry of the xanthates is then discussed. Chapter Three – Dithiocarbamates provides details of the synthesis and characterisation of a series of metal dithiocarbamates. The materials chemistry of the dithiocarbamates is then discussed. Chapter Four – Materials Work on Cu2ZnSnS2 and CuSbS2 provides a discussion of attempts to deposit thin films of Cu2ZnSnS4 and CuSbS2 from the precursors discussed in chapters two and three. Chapter Five – Heterobimetallic precursors provides details of the synthesis and characterisation of a series of heterobimetallic precursors liked by chlorine bridges and subsequent attempts to replace the chlorine atoms with thiolate ligands. Chapter Six – Precursors for ZnO:F provides details of the synthesis and characterisation of a series of single source precursors designed for the deposition of ZnO:F thin films. The materials chemistry and subsequent CVD trials are then discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.563999  DOI: Not available
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