The Optical Property Characterization of AgGaTe2 Prepared by the Two-Step Closed Space Sublimation

Aya Uruno*, Masakazu Kobayashi


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Since its bandgap is close to optimum value, AgGaTe2 is regarded as a promising material for solar cells. This paper reports the result of photoluminescence (PL) experiments on AgGaTe2 thin films prepared by the two-step closed space sublimation method. In particular, the effect of by-products including Ag2Te or AgGa5Te8 on PL properties of AgGaTe2 is investigated. The radiative recombination process is also explored. PL measurements of thin films are performed by changing the excitation intensity and measured temperature. It is confirmed that the emission band probably derived from defects and impurities exists near 1.02 eV and the emission band derived from free exciton (FE) exists around 1.32 eV, and the variation of FE emission intensity is affected by the Ag/Ga ratio in AgGaTe2. It is also investigated that the activation energy (EA) of the FE emission is about 7.8 meV.

ジャーナルPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 1 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 表面および界面
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜
  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 材料化学


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