International Journal of Physics: Study and Research

ISSN: 2639-0426


European Physics Conference 2018
December 6-7, 2018 Valencia, Spain

Fabrication of Schottky Barrier Solar Cells of Copper (I) Oxide (Cu2O) by the Process of Partial Thermal Oxidation

Sulayman Muhammad Kabeer1* and Ali Elkhidir Ali2

1Kogi State College of Education Ankpa, Nigeria
2University of Bakht Al-ruda, Sudan

DOI: 10.18689/2639-0426.a1.004

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Copper (1) Oxide (Cu2O) is a non-stoichiometric semi-conductor. It is envisaged that this semiconductor could be used for the fabrication of low-cost solar cells. These solar cells have been fabricated by researchers using 100 micrometer thick copper sheets. For the purpose of this research, copper foil sample was oxidized in air between 250°C and 1050°C. The oxide films grown were then investigated by means of SEM. This research produced Cu/Cu2O solar cells with copper sheet 100 micrometer thick using prolonged annealing times and different annealing temperatures to study the development that were achieved in solar cell performance. The investigation of morphology was taken by scanning electron microscopy and (I – V) curve have been carried out, a cell of 42mV open-circuit, voltage, Voc, 6.7 µ A. short circuit current, Isc and conversion efficiency of 1.42X10 -4℅has been achieved.This research also detected the effect of prolongedannealing time on the performance of Cu/Cu2O Schotkky barrier solar cell due to continuous reaction of cuprous oxide with oxygen.

Sulayaman Muhamma Kabeer was Compeleted BSc.Ed in Phyics from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria (2002 - 2007). He had completed M.Sc. in Physics from the Univeristy of Bakht-Er-Ruda, Sudan in 2015 and he presently doing Ph.D. in Physics in the same institution. Presently, he is working as a Lecturer in Integrated Science Department, Kogi State College of Education Ankpa, Nigeria where he is a lecture Physics. He also a visit Academic in Metropolitan Group of Schools, Kaduna, Nigeria where he provide tutorial and practical sessions in Physics and Mathematics. His area of research interest is Material Science and Photonics.