Document Type: Research Paper
Institute of Nano Science and Nano Technology, University of Kashan, Kashan, P. O. Box. 87317–51167, I. R. Iran
Young Researchers Club, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran
CuInS2 nanostructures were synthesized via a simple surfactant-free solvothermal route. In this synthesis, thiosemicarbazide and thioglycolic acid were used as sulfur sources. The effects of different parameters such as type of precursor and time on the morphology and particle size of the samples have been investigated. The nanostructures were characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X- ray analysis (EDX), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. The fill factor (FF), open circuit voltage (Voc), and short circuit current (Isc) were obtained by I–V characterization.