Fabrication and electronic properties of CZTSe single crystals


Journal Article

© 2011-2012 IEEE. CZTSe single crystals of different compositions were fabricated by solid-state reaction of elements in a sealed ampoule below the melt temperature. About 2-5-mm crystals were achieved without a flux agent, which, when present, can potentially affect defect properties in the material. A broad PL peak is observed with significant luminescence below the bandgap similar to the literature reports of band-tailing from disorder. Cu-poor and near stoichiometric compositions were prepared, and electronic and transport properties were analyzed with Hall and temperature-conductivity measurements. Intragrain measurements showed record hole mobilities for pure CZTSe in excess of 100 cm2 /(V · s). Carrier concentrations ranged from 1016-1019 and correlated with Cu concentration. Temperature conductivity analysis suggests Mott variable-range hopping, as has been reported in CZTS and other disordered semiconductors, while a metal-insulator transition was seen for high-Cu concentrations. The results of transport and PL measurements are suggestive of a highly disordered material, despite long fabrication times conducive to near-equilibrium bulk conditions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bishop, DM; McCandless, BE; Haight, R; Mitzi, DB; Birkmire, RW

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 390 - 394

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2156-3381

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2363552

Citation Source

  • Scopus