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Advances in Physical Chemistry
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4052373, 7 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of System In(O,OH)S/i-ZnO/n+-ZnO

1Grupo de Fotoquímica y Fotobiología, Universidad del Atlántico, Km 7 Antigua vía Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla, Colombia
2Grupo de Investigación en Materiales Semiconductores y Energía Solar, Departamento de Física, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia

Correspondence should be addressed to William Vallejo

Received 21 September 2016; Revised 18 January 2017; Accepted 1 February 2017; Published 15 March 2017

Academic Editor: Ali Eftekhari

Copyright © 2017 William Vallejo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this work, we fabricated system In(O,OH)S/i-ZnO/n+-ZnO to be used as potential optical window in thin films solar cells. i-ZnO/n+-ZnO thin films were synthesized by reactive evaporation (RE) method and In(O,OH)S thin films were synthesized by chemical bath deposition (CBD) method; all thin films were deposited on soda lime glass substrates. Thin films were characterized through X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and spectral transmittance measurements. Structural results indicated that both thin films were polycrystalline; furthermore, morphological results indicated that both thin films coated uniformly soda lime glass substrate; besides, optical characterization indicated that system had more than 80% of visible radiation transmittance.