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General Chemistry    2019, Vol. 5 Issue (2) : 180029-180029     DOI: 10.21127/yaoyigc20180029
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State of the Art on Sb2(S1-x, Sex)3 Thin Film Solar Cells
Thalía Jiméneza, *, C. I. León-Pimentelb, Diego Seuret-Jiméneza, Maykel Courelc
a Centro de Investigación en Ingeniería y Ciencias Aplicadas (CIICAp), Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Morelos, 62209, México;
b Instituto de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Apdo. Postal 48-3, Cuernavaca, Morelos 62251, México;
c Departamento de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Centro Universitario de los Valles (CUValles), Universidad de Guadalajara, Carretera Guadalajara-Ameca Km. 45.5, C.P. 46600, Ameca, Jalisco, México;
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Abstract  The Sb2(S1-x, Sex)3 compound has received considerable attention in photovoltaic applications due to its physical properties and for containing abundant non-toxic elements. However, solar cells based on this material present low efficiencies. In this work, we review some of the physical properties reported for the semiconductors Sb2S3, Sb2Se3 and Sb2(S1-x, Sex)3, and the main techniques of film deposition of the Sb2(S1-x, Sex)3 ternary material along with the reported efficiencies. Finally, a brief review of the scarce theoretical analyses of the main properties of this semiconductor (refractive index, band-gap energy, absorption coefficient and recombination) is presented. This review remarks the need of more theoretical analyses and modeling to optimize and improve the fabrication processes of Sb2(S1-x, Sex)3 solar cells in order to reach better conversion efficiencies.
Keywords Sb2(S1-x      Sex)3 solar cells      thin-film solar cells      deposition techniques      solar cell modeling      semiconductor physical properties     
Fund:Email: jimenezthalia57@gmail.com (T. J.)
Online First Date: 24 December 2018    Issue Date: 27 June 2019
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Thalí,a Jimé,nez, et al. State of the Art on Sb2(S1-x, Sex)3 Thin Film Solar Cells[J]. General Chemistry, 2019, 5(2): 180029.
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