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Deliverables

Equilibrium phases diagram including all known phases

Kesterites are complex materials that are commonly synthesized under non-stoichiometric and out-of-equilibrium conditions, implying that secondary phases are prone to occur. In this deliverable and using Density Functional Theory (termed “ab initio thermodynamics” in the research community), and the corresponding database of Gibbs free energies, the phase stability of kesterites as a function of temperature and partial pressures will be compared with additional competing solid phases (e.g. Cu-Sn and Cu-Zn ternary phases) and gases (oxygen, hydrogen and water), to provide quantitative insights into phase stability and separation, as well as optimal processing windows. ICL will contribute to this deliverable.

STARCELL Gender Equality Action Plan

Gender issues are very relevant in STARCELL, and in this deliverable all the required actions to promote the carrier of woman in Science and Technology will be described. Actions will be described in the frame of the consortium, but also presenting available data of the different partners of STARCELL. IREC will contribute to this deliverable with the inputs of the consortium.

Project website

The project website will be presented in this WP, with the detail of all the information available in the webpage created for STARCELL. IREC will contribute to this deliverable.

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Publications

Complex Interplay between Absorber Composition and Alkali Doping in High-Efficiency Kesterite Solar Cells

Author(s): Stefan G. Haass, Christian Andres, Renato Figi, Claudia Schreiner, Melanie Bürki, Yaroslav E. Romanyuk, Ayodhya N. Tiwari
Published in: Advanced Energy Materials, Issue 8/4, 2018, Page(s) 1701760, ISSN 1614-6832
DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201701760

Effects of potassium on kesterite solar cells: Similarities, differences and synergies with sodium

Author(s): S. G. Haass, C. Andres, R. Figi, C. Schreiner, M. Bürki, A. N. Tiwari, Y. E. Romanyuk
Published in: AIP Advances, Issue 8/1, 2018, Page(s) 015133, ISSN 2158-3226
DOI: 10.1063/1.5013114

Chemistry and Dynamics of Ge in Kesterite: Toward Band-Gap-Graded Absorbers

Author(s): José Márquez, Helena Stange, Charles J. Hages, Norbert Schaefer, Sergiu Levcenko, Sergio Giraldo, Edgardo Saucedo, Klaus Schwarzburg, Daniel Abou-Ras, Alex Redinger, Manuela Klaus, Christoph Genzel, Thomas Unold, Roland Mainz
Published in: Chemistry of Materials, Issue 29/21, 2017, Page(s) 9399-9406, ISSN 0897-4756
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b03416

Instilling defect tolerance in new compounds

Author(s): Aron Walsh, Alex Zunger
Published in: Nature Materials, Issue 16/10, 2017, Page(s) 964-967, ISSN 1476-1122
DOI: 10.1038/nmat4973

Analysis of Failure Modes in Kesterite Solar Cells

Author(s): Louis Grenet, Md Abdul Aziz Suzon, Fabrice Emieux, Frédéric Roux
Published in: ACS Applied Energy Materials, Issue 1/5, 2018, Page(s) 2103-2113, ISSN 2574-0962
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b00194

Structural characterization of off-stoichiometric kesterite-type Cu 2 ZnGeSe 4 compound semiconductors: from cation distribution to intrinsic point defect density

Author(s): R. Gunder, J. A. Márquez-Prieto, G. Gurieva, T. Unold, S. Schorr
Published in: CrystEngComm, Issue 20/11, 2018, Page(s) 1491-1498, ISSN 1466-8033
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE02090B

Insights into the Formation Pathways of Cu 2 ZnSnSe 4 Using Rapid Thermal Processes

Author(s): A. Hernández-Martínez, M. Placidi, L. Arqués, S. Giraldo, Y. Sánchez, V. Izquierdo-Roca, P. Pistor, M. Valentini, C. Malerba, E. Saucedo
Published in: ACS Applied Energy Materials, Issue 1/5, 2018, Page(s) 1981-1989, ISSN 2574-0962
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b00089

Identification of Killer Defects in Kesterite Thin-Film Solar Cells

Author(s): Sunghyun Kim, Ji-Sang Park, Aron Walsh
Published in: ACS Energy Letters, Issue 3/2, 2018, Page(s) 496-500, ISSN 2380-8195
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01313

Opposing effects of stacking faults and antisite domain boundaries on the conduction band edge in kesterite quaternary semiconductors

Author(s): Ji-Sang Park, Sunghyun Kim, Aron Walsh
Published in: Physical Review Materials, Issue 2/1, 2018, ISSN 2475-9953
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.014602

Role of electron-phonon coupling and thermal expansion on band gaps, carrier mobility, and interfacial offsets in kesterite thin-film solar cells

Author(s): Bartomeu Monserrat, Ji-Sang Park, Sunghyun Kim, Aron Walsh
Published in: Applied Physics Letters, Issue 112/19, 2018, Page(s) 193903, ISSN 0003-6951
DOI: 10.1063/1.5028186

Cu2ZnGe(S1-xSex)4 – The challenge to synthesize single phase material

Author(s): Sara Niedenzu, Galina Gurieva, Susan Schorr
Published in: Thin Solid Films, Issue 669, 2019, Page(s) 625-628, ISSN 0040-6090
DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2018.11.039

Lone-pair effect on carrier capture in Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 solar cells

Author(s): Sunghyun Kim, Ji-Sang Park, Samantha N. Hood, Aron Walsh
Published in: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Issue 7/6, 2019, Page(s) 2686-2693, ISSN 2050-7488
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA10130B

Quick-start guide for first-principles modelling of semiconductor interfaces

Author(s): Ji-Sang Park, Young-Kwang Jung, Keith T Butler, Aron Walsh
Published in: Journal of Physics: Energy, Issue 1/1, 2019, Page(s) 016001, ISSN 2515-7655
DOI: 10.1088/2515-7655/aad928

Analysis of the Voltage Losses in CZTSSe Solar Cells of Varying Sn Content

Author(s): Mohammed Azzouzi, Antonio Cabas-Vidani, Stefan G. Haass, Jason A. Röhr, Yaroslav E. Romanyuk, Ayodhya N. Tiwari, Jenny Nelson
Published in: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Issue 10/11, 2019, Page(s) 2829-2835, ISSN 1948-7185
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00506

High-Efficiency (Li x Cu 1− x ) 2 ZnSn(S,Se) 4 Kesterite Solar Cells with Lithium Alloying

Author(s): Antonio Cabas-Vidani, Stefan G. Haass, Christian Andres, Raquel Caballero, Renato Figi, Claudia Schreiner, José A. Márquez, Charles Hages, Thomas Unold, Davide Bleiner, Ayodhya N. Tiwari, Yaroslav E. Romanyuk
Published in: Advanced Energy Materials, Issue 8/34, 2018, Page(s) 1801191, ISSN 1614-6832
DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201801191

Stability and electronic properties of planar defects in quaternary I 2 -II-IV-VI 4 semiconductors

Author(s): Ji-Sang Park, Sunghyun Kim, Aron Walsh
Published in: Journal of Applied Physics, Issue 124/16, 2018, Page(s) 165705, ISSN 0021-8979
DOI: 10.1063/1.5053424

Open-circuit voltage deficit in Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 solar cells by interface bandgap narrowing

Author(s): Ji-Sang Park, Sunghyun Kim, Samantha N. Hood, Aron Walsh
Published in: Applied Physics Letters, Issue 113/21, 2018, Page(s) 212103, ISSN 0003-6951
DOI: 10.1063/1.5063793

Effect of Sb and Na Incorporation in Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 Solar Cells


Published in: ISSN 1862-6300
DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201900070

Status of materials and device modelling for kesterite solar cells

Author(s): Samantha N Hood, Aron Walsh, Clas Persson, Konstantina Iordanidou, Dan Huang, Mukesh Kumar, Zacharie Jehl, Maykel Courel, Johan Lauwaert, Sanghyun Lee
Published in: Journal of Physics: Energy, Issue 1/4, 2019, Page(s) 042004, ISSN 2515-7655
DOI: 10.1088/2515-7655/ab2dda

Back and front contacts in kesterite solar cells: state-of-the-art and open questions

Author(s): Charlotte Platzer-Björkman, Nicolas Barreau, Marcus Bär, Leo Choubrac, Louis Grenet, Jaeyeong Heo, Tomas Kubart, Alberto Mittiga, Yudania Sanchez, Jonathan Scragg, Soumyadeep Sinha, Matteo Valentini
Published in: Journal of Physics: Energy, Issue 1/4, 2019, Page(s) 044005, ISSN 2515-7655
DOI: 10.1088/2515-7655/ab3708

Solution-based synthesis of kesterite thin film semiconductors

Author(s): T Todorov, H W Hillhouse, S Aazou, Z Sekkat, O Vigil-Galán, S D Deshmukh, R Agrawal, S Bourdais, M Valdés, P Arnou, D B Mitzi, P J Dale
Published in: Journal of Physics: Energy, Issue 2/1, 2020, Page(s) 012003, ISSN 2515-7655
DOI: 10.1088/2515-7655/ab3a81

Doping and alloying of kesterites

Author(s): Yaroslav E Romanyuk, Stefan G Haass, Sergio Giraldo, Marcel Placidi, Devendra Tiwari, David J Fermin, Xiaojing Hao, Hao Xin, Thomas Schnabel, Marit Kauk-Kuusik, Paul Pistor, Stener Lie, Lydia H Wong
Published in: Journal of Physics: Energy, Issue 1/4, 2019, Page(s) 044004, ISSN 2515-7655
DOI: 10.1088/2515-7655/ab23bc

The electrical and optical properties of kesterites

Author(s): Maarja Grossberg, Jüri Krustok, Charles J Hages, Douglas M Bishop, Oki Gunawan, Roland Scheer, Samantha M Lyam, Hannes Hempel, Sergiu Levcenco, Thomas Unold
Published in: Journal of Physics: Energy, Issue 1/4, 2019, Page(s) 044002, ISSN 2515-7655
DOI: 10.1088/2515-7655/ab29a0

Physical routes for the synthesis of kesterite

Author(s): T Ratz, G Brammertz, R Caballero, M León, S Canulescu, J Schou, L Gütay, D Pareek, T Taskesen, D-H Kim, J-K Kang, C Malerba, A Redinger, E Saucedo, B Shin, H Tampo, K Timmo, N D Nguyen, B Vermang
Published in: Journal of Physics: Energy, Issue 1/4, 2019, Page(s) 042003, ISSN 2515-7655
DOI: 10.1088/2515-7655/ab281c

Emerging inorganic solar cell efficiency tables (Version 1)

Author(s): Lydia H Wong, Andriy Zakutayev, Jonathan D Major, Xiaojing Hao, Aron Walsh, Teodor K Todorov, Edgardo Saucedo
Published in: Journal of Physics: Energy, Issue 1/3, 2019, Page(s) 032001, ISSN 2515-7655
DOI: 10.1088/2515-7655/ab2338

The effect of Cu-Zn disorder on charge carrier mobility and lifetime in Cu2ZnSnSe4

Author(s): Hannes Hempel, Rainer Eichberger, Ingrid Repins, Thomas Unold
Published in: Thin Solid Films, Issue 666, 2018, Page(s) 40-43, ISSN 0040-6090
DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2018.09.027

Relating Carrier Dynamics and Photovoltaic Device Performance of Single-Crystalline Cu 2 Zn Sn Se 4

Author(s): Siming Li, Michael A. Lloyd, Hannes Hempel, Charles J. Hages, José A. Márquez, Thomas Unold, Rainer Eichberger, Brian E. McCandless, Jason B. Baxter
Published in: Physical Review Applied, Issue 11/3, 2019, ISSN 2331-7019
DOI: 10.1103/physrevapplied.11.034005

Minority and Majority Charge Carrier Mobility in Cu2ZnSnSe4 revealed by Terahertz Spectroscopy

Author(s): Hannes Hempel, Charles J. Hages, Rainer Eichberger, Ingrid Repins, Thomas Unold
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 8/1, 2018, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-32695-6

From sputtered metal precursors towards Cu2Zn(Sn1-x,Gex)Se4 thin film solar cells with shallow back grading

Author(s): C. Andres, A. Cabas-Vidani, A.N. Tiwari, Y.E. Romanyuk
Published in: Thin Solid Films, Issue 665, 2018, Page(s) 168-172, ISSN 0040-6090
DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2018.09.022

Sputtered ZnSnO Buffer Layers for Kesterite Solar Cells

Author(s): Louis Grenet, Fabrice Emieux, Jacob Andrade-Arvizu, Eric De Vito, Géraldine Lorin, Yudania Sánchez, Edgardo Saucedo, Frédéric Roux
Published in: ACS Applied Energy Materials, Issue 3/2, 2020, Page(s) 1883-1891, ISSN 2574-0962
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b02329

Anharmonic lattice relaxation during nonradiative carrier capture

Author(s): Sunghyun Kim, Samantha N. Hood, Aron Walsh
Published in: Physical Review B, Issue 100/4, 2019, ISSN 2469-9950
DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.100.041202

Defect characterisation in Cu 2 ZnSnSe 4 kesterites via resonance Raman spectroscopy and the impact on optoelectronic solar cell properties

Author(s): Mirjana Dimitrievska, Florian Oliva, Maxim Guc, Sergio Giraldo, Edgardo Saucedo, Alejandro Pérez-Rodríguez, Victor Izquierdo-Roca
Published in: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Issue 7/21, 2019, Page(s) 13293-13304, ISSN 2050-7488
DOI: 10.1039/c9ta03625c

Identifying the Real Minority Carrier Lifetime in Nonideal Semiconductors: A Case Study of Kesterite Materials

Author(s): Charles J. Hages, Alex Redinger, Sergiu Levcenko, Hannes Hempel, Mark J. Koeper, Rakesh Agrawal, Dieter Greiner, Christian A. Kaufmann, Thomas Unold
Published in: Advanced Energy Materials, 2017, Page(s) 1700167, ISSN 1614-6832
DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201700167

The Steady Rise of Kesterite Solar Cells

Author(s): Suzanne K. Wallace, David B. Mitzi, Aron Walsh
Published in: ACS Energy Letters, Issue 2/4, 2017, Page(s) 776-779, ISSN 2380-8195
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00131