Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 97, 2022
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||11 February 2022|
Experimental and numerical simulation of the performance of SnS based solar cells
Laboratory of condensed Matter Physics (LPMC), Department of Physic, Faculty of Sciences, Chouaïb Doukkali University, El-Jadida, Morocco
2 Laboratory of Industrial Techniques, Departement of industrial Emgineering, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco
3 Laboratory of Materials Physics Subatomics, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco
4 Laboratory of Engineering Sciences for Energy (LabSIPE), National School of Applied Sciences, Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco
5 LVO BEEN laboratory, GMEEM&DD Group, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
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Received in final form: 21 December 2021
Accepted: 5 January 2022
Published online: 11 February 2022
In the present study, the SnS thin films have been grown using the sol gel spin coating technical deposed on a glass substrate. The structural analysis of SnS thin films was examined using X-ray diﬀraction (DRX). The optical properties of SnS thin films have been investigated using the spectrophotometer UV-V, and we calculated the sum of the optical parameters such as the absorption coefficient, refractive index, the extinction coefficient, the real and imaginary part of the dielectric constant, and the optical conductivity. The electrical resistivity has been calculated using the four-point probe method. The performance of the SnS based proposed solar cells studied from the numerical simulation using SCAPS-1D software. The SnS-thickness, CdS-thickness, and ZnO-thickness are optimized. The SnS-band gap optimization showed that the optimal value is 1.55 eV this is similar to the value found experimentally (∼1.58 eV). The influence of the operating temperature, series and shut resistor, and SnS/CdS charge interface defect on the parameters on the performance solar cells are investigated.
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