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CZTS A Pinnacle for the Solar Future


  • Physics (Hons.), Motilal Nehru College, New Delhi - 110021, Delhi, India
  • Computer Science & Engineering, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon - 123506, Haryana, India


Objectives: To study the characteristics of CZTS. Methods/Statistical analysis: Solvothermal method was employed for the preparation of CZTS. Various characterization techniques such as X-ray diffraction, UV-Vis Spectroscopy were used. Findings: Optical band gap, various peaks in X.R.D were calculated and the findings were in consensus with the existing data. Application/Improvement: CZTS holds a great aptness as a Photovoltaic material.


Absorption Coefficient, Band Gap, Photovoltaic, Solvothermal

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