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Low Temperature Solution-Phase Deposition of SnS Thin Films

Antunez, Priscilla D. and Torelli, Daniel A. and Yang, Fan and Rabuffetti, Federico A. and Lewis, Nathan S. and Brutchey, Richard L. (2014) Low Temperature Solution-Phase Deposition of SnS Thin Films. Chemistry of Materials, 26 (19). pp. 5444-5446. ISSN 0897-4756. doi:10.1021/cm503124u.

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The solution-phase deposition of inorganic semiconductors is a promising, scalable method for the manufacture of thin film photovoltaics. Deposition of photovoltaic materials from molecular or colloidal inks offers the possibility of inexpensive, rapid, high-throughput thin film fabrication through processes such as spray coating. For example, CdTe, Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)_2 (CIGS), and CH_3NH_3Pb(Cl,I)_3 perovskite-based thin film solar cells have been previously deposited using solution-based processes. Inks have also recently been developed for the solution deposition of Cu_2ZnSn(S,Se)_4 (CZTS) and FeS_2 (iron pyrite) absorber layers for thin film solar applications, in order to provide sustainable alternatives to materials that contain environmentally harmful heavy metals (e.g., Cd, Pb) and/or scarce elements (e.g., Te, In).

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Torelli, Daniel A.0000-0002-6222-817X
Rabuffetti, Federico A.0000-0001-8500-3427
Lewis, Nathan S.0000-0001-5245-0538
Brutchey, Richard L.0000-0002-7781-5596
Additional Information:© 2014 American Chemical Society. Received: August 25, 2014; Revised: September 19, 2014; Published: September 22, 2014. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under DMR-1205712. P.D.A. acknowledges the National Science Foundation for a Graduate Research Fellowship. N.S.L., D.A.T., and F.Y. acknowledge support work through the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Award No. DE-SC0004993 to the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub.
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Official Citation:Low Temperature Solution-Phase Deposition of SnS Thin Films Priscilla D. Antunez, Daniel A. Torelli, Fan Yang, Federico A. Rabuffetti, Nathan S. Lewis, and Richard L. Brutchey Chemistry of Materials 2014 26 (19), 5444-5446
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