Oxide-free Sb2S3 sensitized solar cells fabricated by spin and heat-treatment of Sb(III)(thioacetamide)2Cl3

Myoung Sang You, Choong Sun Lim, Do Hyeong Kwon, Jin Hyuck Heo, Sang Hyuk Im, Kyu Jung Chae

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Pure Sb2S3 without oxide impurities was formed by thermal decomposition of Sb(thioacetamide: TA)2Cl3 precursor. From the analysis of thermal properties of Sb(TA)2Cl3, we developed a spin-coating and heat-treatment process to form pure Sb2S3 thin-films with controllable thickness due to the formation of insoluble Sb2S3 by heat-treatment. Through the spin-coating and heat-treatment process, we could fabricate oxide-free Sb2S3 planar type sensitized solar cell with 8.12 mA/cm2 of short circuit current density (Jsc), 0.616 V of open circuit voltage (Voc), 45.9% of fill factor (F.F), and overall power conversion efficiency (η) of 2.3% at 1 sun condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-159
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic Electronics
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Korea Ministry of Environment as “Global Top Project” (Project no.: GT-11-B-01-010-0) and DGIST R&D Program of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea (14-EN-03).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


  • Antimony oxide
  • Pure antimony sulfide
  • Sensitized solar cells
  • Spin-coating
  • Thermal decomposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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