International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2557

Full Length Research Paper

Investigation of the CuInSe2 film prepared by one-step electrodeposition

Yih-Min Yeh1, Hsiang Chen2*, Chau-le Wang1, Chung Wei Lin2 and Chuan Hao Liao2
  1WuFeng University, No. 117, Sec. 2, Chiankuo Rd, Minhsiung, Chiayi County 621, Taiwan (Republic of China). 2National Chi Nan University, No.1 University Rd., Puli, Nantou County 545, Taiwan (Republic of China).
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  •  Accepted: 03 April 2012
  •  Published: 30 April 2012



In this research, we applied one-step electrodeposition to fabricate CuInSe2 films. Deposition parameters, including the pH value of the plating solution, the deposition time and the current density, were adjusted to find preferable conditions to fabricate high quality CuInSe2 film. Material properties were examined by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM) images and energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS) analysis. Experimental results indicate that plating solution with a pH value of 1.5, a current density of 0.3 ASD and deposition time of 15 min are the optimal parameters for CuInSe2 film deposition. It is our belief that our findings can further enhance the development of high-quality electrodeposited film for use in future copper indium selenide(CIS) solar cell applications.


Key words: Electrodeposition, CuInSe2, pH value, current density, solar cell.