Growth of Boron-doped-ZnO by RF magnetron sputtering for CIGS solar cells

Jae Sung Hur, Jihye Kim, Samseok Jang, Jung Bin Song, Dongjin Byun, Chang Sik Son, Jae Ho Yun, Kyung Hoon Yoon

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The cell performance of CuIn1-x Gax Se2 (CIGS) thin-film solar cells fabricated using boron-doped ZnO window layers was evaluated. Boron-doped ZnO was deposited by RF magnetron sputtering using a zinc-oxide target containing 3 wt.% B2O3. Its resistivity was 1.36 × 10-2 Ω·cm and its transmittance was 85 ∼ 89 % in the wavelength range from 400 nm to 1000 nm. The transmittance was higher in the near-infrared region than in the other regions. Thus, boron-doped ZnO thin films would be suitable for use as transparent window layers of CIGS solar cells having a higher quantum efficiency on the near-infrared region. The FF and the conversion efficiency were obtained from the J-V measurements and their values were 0.42 and 8.15 %, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-445
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul


  • B-doped ZnO
  • CIGS solar cell
  • Transparent conductive oxide (TCO)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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