Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 7, pp 1875–1878 | Cite as

Co-electrodeposition and Characterization of Cu (In, Ga)Se2 thin films

  • Xia Donglin
  • Xu Man
  • Li Jianzhuang
  • Zhao Xiujian


Cu (In, Ga)Se2(CIGS) thin films were electrodeposited on Mo-coated soda lime glass substrate by the electrodeposition technique. The chemical bath for co-electrodeposition was prepared from copper chloride, indium chloride, gallium chloride and selenous acid. The effect of different chemical bath concentration of the CIGS films on the microstructure and electric properties has been investigated. The microstructure and morphology of the selenized CIGS thin films were investigated by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The composition of the selenized CIGS thin films were characterized by energy dispersive spectroscopy. Hall coefficient, Conductivity and Mobility of the selenized CIGS thin films were measured by ACCENT HL5500 Hall System. The results indicate CIGS thin films deviate little from the ideal stoichiometric one and single chalcopyrite structure. At room temperature, electrical conductivity, Hall mobility and charge-carrier concentration of the films vary from 49.63 to 64.56 (\(\Omega \cdot\)cm)‒1,271 to 386 cm2V‒1\(\cdot\)s‒1, 8.026 × 1017 to 1.4 87×1018 cm‒3, respectively, and are dependent on the composition of the films.


Chalcopyrite Soda Lime Hall Mobility Hall Coefficient Soda Lime Glass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xia Donglin
    • 1
  • Xu Man
    • 1
  • Li Jianzhuang
    • 1
  • Zhao Xiujian
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of State Education Ministry for Silicate Materials Science and EngineeringWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanPeople Republic of China

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