Lattice Compatibility Theory LCT investigations on sulfur-oxygen substitution during Sb2S3-Sb2O3 crystals growth

Colantoni A., Longo L., Boubaker K., Monarca D., Cecchini M., Cividino S., ...Daha Fazla

MATERIALS RESEARCH EXPRESS, cilt.2, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


In this paper, we try to give a plausible explanation to the dynamics of incorporation of sulfur element inside antimony (Sb2S3) lattices. This incorporation has been recorded recently as a possible way for enhancing energy conversion devices performance. Some parameters, such as Urbach tailing, Faraday effect (FE) and Amlouk-Boubaker opto-thermal expansivity constants have been reported and correlated to crystallite size along with conversion performance. It has been demonstrated that lattice-linked parameters' ratio compatibility can be introduced as a guide to explain the increase of the thickness-induced oxygen/sulfur substitution effect which favors such compounds' renewable energy conversion-related properties.