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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 21, Iss. S4 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: A695–A703

The three A symmetry Raman modes of kesterite in Cu2ZnSnSe4

Rabie Djemour, Alex Redinger, Marina Mousel, Levent Gütay, Xavier Fontané, Victor Izquierdo-Roca, Alejandro Pérez-Rodríguez, and Susanne Siebentritt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue S4, pp. A695-A703 (2013)

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We investigate CZTSe films by polarization dependent Raman spectroscopy. The main peaks at 170 cm−1, and 195 cm−1 are found to have A symmetry. The Raman signal at 170 cm−1 is found to be composed of two modes at 168 cm−1 and 172 cm−1. We attribute these three Raman peaks to the three A symmetry modes predicted for kesterite ordered Cu2ZnSnSe4. The main Raman peak is asymmetrically broadened towards lower energies. Possible sources of the broadening are tested through temperature and depth dependent measurements. The broadening is attributed to phonon confinement effects related to the presence of lattice defects.

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(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy

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Original Manuscript: March 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2013
Published: June 17, 2013

Rabie Djemour, Alex Redinger, Marina Mousel, Levent Gütay, Xavier Fontané, Victor Izquierdo-Roca, Alejandro Pérez-Rodríguez, and Susanne Siebentritt, "The three A symmetry Raman modes of kesterite in Cu2ZnSnSe4," Opt. Express 21, A695-A703 (2013)

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