The electronic structure of the solar cell absorber CuInSe2 is studied using magneto-transmission in thin polycrystalline films at magnetic fields up to 29 T. A, B, and C free excitons are resolved in absorption spectra at zero field and a Landau level fan generated by diamagnetic exciton recombination is observed for fields above 7 T. The dependence of the C band exciton binding energy on magnetic fields, calculated using a hydrogenic approximation, is used to determine the C exciton Rydberg at 0 T (8.5 meV), band gap (1.2828 eV), and hole effective mass mso = (0.31 ± 0.12)m0 for the C valence sub-band.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|State||Published - Oct 6 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)