Quality Improvement of CZTS Thin Films Deposited by Spray Pyrolysis Method Using Pulsed Nd: YAG Laser Irradiation
Applied Surface Science 2019
Artem Shamardin, D. Kurbatov, Līga Grase, Jana Vecstaudža, Jevgenijs Kaupužs, Artūrs Medvids

In this work, thin films of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) were grown by spray-pyrolysis method and were irradiated by pulsed Nd: YAG laser. Their morphological, chemical, structural and substructural characteristics were investigated using AFM, SEM, EDS, XRD and Raman spectroscopy. Upon laser irradiation, improvement of crystallinity, stoichiometry and surface morphology were observed in the obtained CZTS thin films with the normal distribution of newly-formed particles throughout the plane. It was shown that the laser processing by pulsed Nd: YAG laser is an alternative method to the traditional post-growth thermal annealing and can be used not only for local annealing but also for annealing in various depths in the films.


Keywords
CZTS, Laser irradiation, Laser processing, Nd: YAG laser, Spray pyrolysis, Thin Films
DOI
10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.05.315
Hyperlink
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169433219316356?via%3Dihub

Shamardin, A., Kurbatov, D., Grase, L., Vecstaudža, J., Kaupužs, J., Medvids, A. Quality Improvement of CZTS Thin Films Deposited by Spray Pyrolysis Method Using Pulsed Nd: YAG Laser Irradiation. Applied Surface Science, 2019, Vol. 488, pp.827-835. ISSN 0169-4332. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.05.315

Publication language
English (en)
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