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Optical properties of Cu(In,Ga)Se(2) and Cu(2)ZnSn(S,Se)(4)
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9050-5445
2011 (English)In: Thin Solid Films, ISSN 0040-6090, E-ISSN 1879-2731, Vol. 519, no 21, 7508-7512 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The optical properties of CuInSe(2), CuGaSe(2), Cu(2)ZnSnS(4), and Cu(2)ZnSnSe(4) are investigated using three different first-principles methods, namely the generalized gradient approximation by Perdew. Burke, and Ernzerhof (PBE), the hybrid Hartree-Fock-like functional by Heyd. Scuseria, and Emzerhof (HSE), and a Green's function approach (GW). The density-of-states, the complex dielectric function epsilon(omega) = epsilon(1)(omega) + i epsilon(2)(omega), and the optical absorption coefficient alpha(omega) are determined, providing fundamental understanding of these materials. We find that even though the PBE method generates fairly accurate effective crystal potentials, the HSE and GW methods improve considerably the band-gap energies E(g) and also the localization of the semicore states, thereby describing the optical properties much better. Furthermore, we also present optimized convergence parameters for the self-consistent HSE calculation in order to reduce the computational time of this orbital-dependent method.

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2011. Vol. 519, no 21, 7508-7512 p.
Keyword [en]
Cu(In, Ga)Se(2), Cu(2)ZnSn(S, Se)(4), GW, Solar cells, Density-of-states, Dielectric function, Absorption
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-45290DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2010.12.217ISI: 000295347700089ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80052177807OAI: diva2:452235
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QC 20111028Available from: 2011-10-28 Created: 2011-10-28 Last updated: 2011-10-28Bibliographically approved

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