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Thin Film and Photovoltaic Research Group – Physics department

University of Aveiro, Portugal

 

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2014

 

P.M.P. Salomé, V. Fjällström, P. Szaniawski, J.P. Leitão, A. Hultqvist, P.A. Fernandes, J. P. Teixeira, B. P. Falcão, U. Zimmermann, A.F. da Cunha and M. Edoff, A comparison between thin film solar cells made from co-evaporated CuIn1-xGaxSe2 using a one-stage process versus a three-stage process, Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. (2014), DOI: 10.1002/pip.2453

 

M. G. Sousa, A. F. da Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, Annealing of RF-magnetron sputtered SnS2 precursors as a new route for single phase SnS thin films, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 592 (2014) 80–85, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2013.12.200.

 

J. C. González, P. A. Fernandes, G. M. Ribeiro, A. Abelenda, E. R. Viana, P. M. P. Salomé, A. F. da Cunha, Influence of the sulphurization time on the morphological, chemical, structural and electrical properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 polycrystalline thin films, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 123 (2014) 58–64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2014.01.005

 

M.G. Sousa, A.F. da Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, J.P.Teixeira, R.A. Sousa, J.P. Leitão, Effect of rapid thermal processing conditions on the properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films and solar cell performance, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 126 (2014) 101–106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2014.03.043

 

J. Rodrigues, A. J. S. Fernandes, D. Mata, T. Holz, R. G. Carvalho, R. Fath Allah, T. Ben, D. Gonzalez, R. F. Silva, A. F. da Cunha, M. R. Correia, L. C. Alves, K. Lorenz, A. J. Neves, F. M. Costa, T. Monteiro, ZnO micro/nanocrystals grown by Laser Assisted Flow Deposition, Proc. SPIE 8987, Oxide-based Materials and Devices V, 89871F (March 8, 2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2039907

 

P. M. P. Salomé, P. A. Fernandes, J. P. Leitão, M. G. Sousa, J. P. Teixeira and A. F. da Cunha, Secondary crystalline phases identification in Cu2ZnSnSe4 thin films: contributions from Raman scattering and photoluminescence, J Mater Sci, 2014; DOI 10.1007/s10853-014-8446-2

 

Ana M. V. M. Pereira, Ana F. R. Cerqueira, Nuno M. M. Moura, Bernardo A. Iglesias, Maria A. F. Faustino, Maria G. P. M. S. Neves, José A. S. Cavaleiro, Mário J. C. Lima, António F. da Cunha, β-p-(Carboxyaminophenyl)porphyrin Derivatives: New Dyes for TiO2 Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, J Nanopart Res (2014) 16:2647

DOI 10.1007/s11051-014-2647-0

 

Leandro M. O. Lourenço, João Resende, Bernardo A. Iglesias, Kelly Castro, Shirley Nakagaki, Mário J. Lima, António F. da Cunha, Maria G. P. M. S. Neves, José A. S. Cavaleiro, João P. C. Tomé, Synthesis, characterization and electrochemical properties of meso-thiocarboxylate-substituted porphyrin derivatives, J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines 2014; 18: 967–974.

DOI: 10.1142/S1088424614500783

 

S. Ranjbar, M. R. Rajesh Menon, P. A. Fernandes and A. F. da Cunha, Effect of selenization conditions on the growth and properties of Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 thin films, Thin Solid Films, doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2014.11.044

 

J. P. Teixeira, J. P. Leitão, R. A. Sousa, M. G. Sousa, P. A. Fernandes, A. F. da Cunha and P. M. P. Salomé, Comparison of fluctuating potentials and DAP transitions in a Cu-poor Cu2ZnSnS4 based solar cell, Applied Physics Letters 105, 163901 (2014); doi: 10.1063/1.4899057

 

H.V. Alberto, R.C. Vilão, J.M. Gil, J. Piroto Duarte, R.B.L. Vieira, A. Weidinger, J.P. Leitão, A.F. da Cunha, M.G. Sousa, J.P. Teixeira, P. A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé, A. Amato, H. Luetkens, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, Z. Salman, E. Stilp, Muonium states in Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell material, 13th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 551 (2014) 012045. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/551/1/012045

 

Menon M. R., Rajesh; Ranjbar, Samaneh; Sousa, Marta; Fernandes, Paulo; da Cunha, Antonio, On the properties of Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 thin films prepared by selenization of binary precursors using rapid thermal processing, Materials Research Express 1 (2014) 045046, doi:10.1088/2053-1591/1/4/045046

 

J. P. Teixeira, J. P. Leitão, R. A. Sousa, M. G. Sousa, P. A. Fernandes, A. F. da Cunha and P. M. P. Salomé, Influence of defects on radiative transitions from Cu2ZnSnS4-based solar cells, PHYSICAL REVIEW B 90, 235202 (2014).

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.90.235202

 

2013

 

M.G. Sousa, A.F. da Cunha, P.M.P. Salomé, P.A. Fernandes, J.P. Teixeira, J.P. Leitão, Cu2ZnSnS4 absorber layers obtained through sulphurization of metallic precursors: Graphite box versus Sulphur flux, Thin Solid Films 535 (2013) 27–30, doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2012.11.080

 

J C González, G M Ribeiro, E R Viana, P A Fernandes, P M P Salomé, K Gutiérrez, A Abelenda, F M Matinaga, J P Leitão and A F da Cunha, Hopping conduction and persistent photoconductivity in Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46 (2013) 155107.

(Journal of Physics D Highlights 2013: http://iopscience.iop.org/0022-3727/page/Highlights-of-2013, Photonics and Semiconductor Materials and Devices)

 

P. A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé, A.F. Sartori, J. Malaquias, A.F. da Cunha, Björn-Arvid Schubert, J. C. González, G. M.Ribeiro, Effects of sulphurization time on Cu2ZnSnS4 absorbers and thin films solar cells obtained from metallic precursors, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 115 (2013) 157 – 165.

 

P. A. Fernandes, M. G. Sousa, P. M. P. Salomé, J. P. Leitão and A. F. da Cunha, Thermodynamic pathway for the formation of SnSe and SnSe2 polycrystalline thin films by selenization of metal precursors, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 10278–10286. (CrystEngComm Hot Article November 2013: http://blogs.rsc.org/ce/category/hot-article/)

 

2012

 

I Camps, J Coutinho, M Mir, A F da Cunha, M J Rayson and P R Briddon, Elastic and optical properties of Cu2ZnSn(SexS1−x)4 alloys: density functional calculations, Semicond. Sci. Technol. 27 (2012) 115001 (8pp).

 

P.M.P. Salomé, J. Malaquias , P.A. Fernandes, M.S. Ferreira, A.F. da Cunha, J.P. Leitão, J.C. González, F.N. Matinaga, Growth and characterization of Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 thin films for solar cells, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 101 (2012) 147–153.

 

P. A. Fernandes, A. F. Sartori, P. M. P. Salomé, J. Malaquias, A. F. da Cunha, M. P. F. Graça, and J. C. Gonzalez, Admittance spectroscopy of Cu2ZnSnS4 based thin film solar cells, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 233504 (2012)

 

2011

 

J. Malaquias, P.A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé and A.F. da Cunha, Assessment of the potential of tin sulphide thin films prepared by sulphurization of metallic precursors as cell absorbers, Thin Solid Films, Volume 519, Issue 21, 31 August 2011, Pages 7416-7420.

 

 

P.A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé, A.F. da Cunha, Björn-Arvid Schubert, Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells prepared with sulfurized dc-sputtered stacked metallic precursors, Thin Solid Films, Volume 519, Issue 21, 31 August 2011, Pages 7382-7385.

 

J.P. Leitão, N.M. Santos, P.A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé, A.F. da Cunha, J.C. González, F.M. Matinaga, Study of optical and structural properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films, Thin Solid Films, Volume 519, Issue 21, 31 August 2011, Pages 7390-7393.

 

P.A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé, A.F. da Cunha, Study of polycrystalline Cu2ZnSnS4 films by Raman scattering, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 509 (2011) 7600– 7606

 

J.P. Leitão, N. M. Santos, P.A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé, A.F. da Cunha, J.C. González, G.M. Ribeiro, F.M. Matinaga, Photoluminescence and electrical study of fluctuating potentials in Cu2ZnSnS4 based thin films, PHYSICAL REVIEW B 84, 024120 (2011)

 

R. N. Pereira, S. Niesar, W. B. You,  A. F. da Cunha, N. Erhard,  A. R. Stegner, H. Wiggers, M.-G. Willinger, M. Stutzmann and M. S. Brandt, Solution-Processed Networks of Silicon Nanocrystals: The Role of Internanocrystal Medium on Semiconducting Behavior, J. Phys. Chem. C (2011), 115, 20120–20127

 

P.M.P. Salomé, J. Malaquias, P.A. Fernandes, M.S. Ferreira, J.P Leitão, A.F. da Cunha, J.C González, F.N. Matinaga, G.M. Ribeiro, E.R. Viana, The influence of hydrogen in the incorporation of Zn during the growth of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Volume 95, Issue 12, December 2011, Pages 3482-3489.

 

2010

 

P.A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé, and A.F. da Cunha, CuxSnSx+1 (x = 2, 3) thin films grown by sulfurization of metallic precursors deposited by dc magnetron sputtering, Phys. Status Solidi C, 1– 4 (2010) / DOI 10.1002/pssc.200982746

 

P.M.P. Salomé, P. A. Fernandes, and A. F. da Cunha, Influence of selenization pressure on the growth of CZTSe films from stacked metallic layers, Phys. Status Solidi C 7, No. 3–4, 913–916 (2010) / DOI 10.1002/pssc.2009827

 

Belete A. Gonfa, A. F. da Cunha and Ana B. Timmons, ZnO Nanostructures for Photovoltaic Cells, Phys. Status Solidi B, 1–5 (2010) / DOI 10.1002/pssb.200983684

 

P.A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé and A.F. da Cunha, Study of Ternary Cu2SnS3 and Cu3SnS4 Thin Films Prepared by Sulfurizing Stacked Metal Precursors, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43 (2010) 215403 (11pp) / doi:10.1088/0022-3727/43/21/215403

 

P M P Salomé, J Malaquias, P A Fernandes and A F da Cunha, Mo bilayer for thin film photovoltaics revisited, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43 (2010) 345501 (7pp), doi:10.1088/0022-3727/43/34/345501

 

P.M.P. Salomé, P.A.Fernandes, A.F.da Cunha, J.P. Leitão, J. Malaquias, A.Weber, J.C Gonzalez, M.I.N.da Silva, Growth pressure dependence of Cu2ZnSnSe4 properties, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells (2010), doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2010.07.008

 

Book chapter:

 

António F. da Cunha and Pedro M. P. Salomé; CIGS ABSORBER LAYERS PREPARED BY SPUTTERING BASED METHODS; Thin Film Solar Cells: Current Status and Future Trends; 2010 Nova Science Publishers, Inc; ISBN 978-1-61668-326-9.

 

2009

 

P.A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé, A.F. da Cunha; GROWTH AND RAMAN SCATTERING CHARACTERIZATION OF Cu2ZnSnS4, Thin Solid Films 517 (2009) 2531–2534

 

P.M.P. Salomé, P.A. Fernandes and A.F. da Cunha; Morphological and Structural Characterization of Cu2ZnSnSe4 Thin Films Grown by Selenization of Elemental Precursor Layers; Thin Solid Films (2009), doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2008.11.034

 

C.P.L Rubinger, A.F. da Cunha, F. Vinagre, G.M. Ribeiro, L.C. Costa, Electrical characterization of fluorine-doped tin oxide film obtained by spray pyrolysis, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 074502 (2009)

 

P.A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé, A.F. da Cunha, Precursors’ Order Effect on the Properties of Sulfurized Cu2ZnSnS4 Thin Films, Semicond. Sci. Technol. 24 (2009) 105013 (7pp)

 

2008

 

P.M.P. Salomé and A.F. da Cunha, Incorporation of Ga in CIGS Absorber Layers Formed by RF-Magnetron Sputtering in Se Vapours, Materials Science Forum Vols. 587-588 (2008) pp 323-327

 

2007

 

R. Prabakaran, T. Monteiro, M. Peres, A.S. Viana, A.F. da Cunha, H. Águas, A. Gonçalves, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, I. Ferreira, “Optical and structural analysis of porous silicon coated with GZO films using RF magnetron sputtering”, Thin Solid Films 515 (2007) 8664–8669

 

2006

 

A. F. da Cunha, F. Kurdzesau and P.M.P. Salomé, “Cu(In,Ga)Se2 prepared by a 2 and 3-stage hybrid RF-magnetron sputtering and Se evaporation method: Properties and solar cell performance”, Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 93-97, 2006

 

F. Kurdesau, G. Khripunov, A.F. da Cunha, A.N. Tiwari, “Comparative Study of ITO layers deposited by DC and RF magnetron sputtering”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 352 (2006) 1466-1470

 

A.F. da Cunha, F. Kurdesau, D. Rudmann and P.M.P. Salomé, “Performance comparison of hybrid sputtering/evaporation CIGS solar cells with different TCO window layers”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 352 (2006) 1976-1980

 

2005

 

D. Rudmann, D. Brémaud, A. F. da Cunha, G. Bilger, A. Strohm, M. Kaelin, H. Zogg and A.N. Tiwari, “Sodium incorporation strategies for CIGS growth at different temperatures”, Thin Solid Films 480-481, 55-60, 2005

 

A. F. da Cunha, D. Rudmann, P.M.P. Salomé and F. Kurdesau, “Growth and Characterization of CIGS Solar cells by RF magnetron sputtering with continuous Se evaporation and end point detection”, Proceedings of the 20th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, pp. 4AV.1.33, Barcelona, 6-10 June 2005

 

2004

 

D. Rudmann, A. F. da Cunha, G. Bilger, M. Kaelin, F. Kurdesau, H. Zogg and A. N. Tiwari, Efficiency enhancement of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells due to post-deposition Na incorporation, Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol. 84, Nº 7, 1129-1131, 2004

 

2003

 

D. Rudmann, A. F. da Cunha, M. Kaelin, F. J. Haug, H. Zogg and A. N. Tiwari, Effects of Na on the growth of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin films and solar cells, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., Vol. 763, 53, 2003

 

2002

 

M. Oliveira, M. Azevedo and A. Cunha, A voltametric study of the electrodeposition of CuInSe2 in a citrate electrolyte, Thin Solid Films 405, 129 – 134, 2002

 

2001

 

António F. Cunha, M.M. Pereira de Azevedo, R.J.O. Ferrão, A.A.C.S. Lourenço and Claude Boemare, Comparative Study of the Structural and Optical Properties of CIS Films Prepared by RF-magnetron Sputtering and Selenization of Elemental Layers, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 668, H8.18, 2001