Chemical bath deposition of Co-doped PbS thin films for solar cell application

Ekinci A., Sahin Ö., Horoz S.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, vol.31, no.2, pp.1210-1215, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10854-019-02632-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1210-1215
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Co-doped PbS thin films with different Co concentrations were synthesized by cost-effective chemical bath deposition technique. The main purpose of this study is to determine thin film which has the best photovoltaic efficiency by examining the photovoltaic properties of Co-doped PbS with different Co concentrations. To investigate photovoltaic properties, incident photon-to-current efficiency (IPCE) and current density (J)-voltage (V) measurements were performed. The second stage of our study is to characterize the properties of Co-doped PbS which has the best photovoltaic efficiency value. As a result of the characterization processes, the information about the crystal structure, crystallite size and energy band gap of Co-doped PbS was obtained. When the photovoltaic efficiency values obtained in the first stage of our study were taken into consideration, it was clearly observed that the Co-doped metal significantly improved the photovoltaic properties of the PbS.