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Baseline for the Numerical Analysis of High Efficiency Copper Manganese Tin Sulfide Cu2MnSnS4 Based Thin Film Solar Cell

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Copper manganese tin sulfide Cu2MnSnS4 (CMTS) is an alternate of CZTS kesterite quaternary semiconductor compound group material. These types of materials contain inexpensive manganese (Mn) and tin (Sn) elements, that are valuable for the realization of low-cost solar cells. They are naturally occurring, non-toxic, earth abundant and promising quaternary p-type semiconductor compound material belonging from group I–II–IV–VI. CMTS is attractive and suitable material for the manufacturing of low cost, high efficiency and sustainable thin film solar cell due to their direct optical band gap and large absorption coefficient. It has similar structural and electronic properties of CZTS kesterite absorber. The baseline for numerical analysis of high efficiency CMTS based thin film solar cell is presented in this work. SCAPS is one dimensional simulation software that is widely used for modeling and analyzing of the photovoltaic cell. Important parameters which affects the performance of solar cell like thickness and doping concentration of absorber as well as electron transport layer on functional parameters are analyzed. This work will provide the necessary guidelines for analyzing and fabrication of high efficiency CMTS based solar cell. The promising results had been achieved with the conversion efficiency of 16.50%, fill factor (FF) 77.90%, short-circuit current (J sc) 24.10 mA/cm2 and open circuit voltage (V oc) 0.88 V. The results will give imperious direction for the feasible fabrication of high efficiency CMTS based photovoltaic cells.
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Keywords: CU2MNSNS4; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; PHOTOVOLTAICS; SCAPS; SOLAR CELL

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2018

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