material

GaCuSe2

ID:

mp-38505

DOI:

10.17188/1207532


Material Details

Final Magnetic Moment
0.000 μB

Calculated total magnetic moment for the unit cell within the magnetic ordering provided (see below). Typically accurate to the second digit.

Magnetic Ordering
NM
Formation Energy / Atom
-0.242 eV

Calculated formation energy from the elements normalized to per atom in the unit cell.

Energy Above Hull / Atom
0.236 eV

The energy of decomposition of this material into the set of most stable materials at this chemical composition, in eV/atom. Stability is tested against all potential chemical combinations that result in the material's composition. For example, a Co2O3 structure would be tested for decomposition against other Co2O3 structures, against Co and O2 mixtures, and against CoO and O2 mixtures.

Density
6.44 g/cm3

The calculated bulk crystalline density, typically underestimated due calculated cell volumes overestimated on average by 3% (+/- 6%)

Decomposes To
GaCuSe2
Band Gap
0.000 eV

In general, band gaps computed with common exchange-correlation functionals such as the LDA and GGA are severely underestimated. Typically the disagreement is reported to be ~50% in the literature. Some internal testing by the Materials Project supports these statements; typically, we find that band gaps are underestimated by ~40%. We additionally find that several known insulators are predicted to be metallic.

Space Group

Hermann Mauguin
I41/amd [141]
Hall
I 4bw 2bw 1bw
Point Group
4/mmm
Crystal System
tetragonal

Electronic Structure

Band Structure
Density of States
Warning! Semi-local DFT tends to severely underestimate bandgaps. Please see the wiki for more info.

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X-Ray Diffraction

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  • Cu
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  • Mo
  • Fe

Calculated powder diffraction pattern; note that peak spacings may be affected due to inaccuracies in calculated cell volume, which is typically overestimated on average by 3% (+/- 6%)

X-Ray Absorption Spectra

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Substrates

Reference for minimal coincident interface area (MCIA) and elastic energy:
substrate orientation:
No elastic tensor calculated for this material, so elastic energies not avaialable. Sorting by MCIA instead.
substrate material substrate orientation film orientation MCIA [Å2]
LaAlO3 (mp-2920) <1 0 0> <0 0 1> 140.5
LaAlO3 (mp-2920) <1 1 0> <1 1 0> 240.2
AlN (mp-661) <1 1 1> <1 0 0> 56.6
BaF2 (mp-1029) <1 0 0> <0 0 1> 365.4
GaN (mp-804) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 365.4
GaN (mp-804) <1 0 0> <0 0 1> 84.3
GaN (mp-804) <1 0 1> <1 0 1> 189.6
GaN (mp-804) <1 1 0> <1 1 0> 240.2
SiO2 (mp-6930) <1 1 0> <0 0 1> 337.3
KCl (mp-23193) <1 1 0> <1 1 0> 240.2
DyScO3 (mp-31120) <0 1 0> <0 0 1> 84.3
DyScO3 (mp-31120) <0 1 1> <0 0 1> 309.2
InAs (mp-20305) <1 0 0> <0 0 1> 365.4
InAs (mp-20305) <1 1 0> <1 1 0> 160.1
InAs (mp-20305) <1 1 1> <0 0 1> 337.3
KTaO3 (mp-3614) <1 0 0> <0 0 1> 140.5
LiF (mp-1138) <1 0 0> <0 0 1> 140.5
Te2W (mp-22693) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 365.4
TePb (mp-19717) <1 0 0> <0 0 1> 224.9
LaAlO3 (mp-2920) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 196.8
AlN (mp-661) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 84.3
AlN (mp-661) <1 0 0> <0 0 1> 253.0
AlN (mp-661) <1 0 1> <0 0 1> 309.2
AlN (mp-661) <1 1 0> <1 0 1> 189.6
CeO2 (mp-20194) <1 0 0> <1 1 0> 240.2
CeO2 (mp-20194) <1 1 0> <1 0 0> 169.8
GaAs (mp-2534) <1 0 0> <0 0 1> 140.5
BaF2 (mp-1029) <1 1 0> <1 1 0> 160.1
GaN (mp-804) <1 1 1> <1 1 0> 240.2
SiO2 (mp-6930) <1 0 1> <1 0 1> 252.8
SiO2 (mp-6930) <1 1 1> <1 1 0> 160.1
DyScO3 (mp-31120) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 281.1
DyScO3 (mp-31120) <1 1 0> <0 0 1> 253.0
ZnSe (mp-1190) <1 0 0> <0 0 1> 253.0
KTaO3 (mp-3614) <1 1 0> <1 0 1> 316.0
CdS (mp-672) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 140.5
CdS (mp-672) <1 1 1> <1 0 1> 252.8
LiF (mp-1138) <1 1 0> <1 0 0> 283.1
Te2W (mp-22693) <0 1 0> <1 1 0> 160.1
YVO4 (mp-19133) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 253.0
YVO4 (mp-19133) <1 0 0> <1 0 1> 189.6
TePb (mp-19717) <1 1 0> <1 1 0> 240.2
Te2Mo (mp-602) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 224.9
Te2Mo (mp-602) <1 0 0> <1 1 0> 160.1
Ag (mp-124) <1 0 0> <0 0 1> 140.5
Bi2Te3 (mp-34202) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 84.3
GaSe (mp-1943) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 196.8
BN (mp-984) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 224.9
BN (mp-984) <1 0 0> <0 0 1> 56.2
BN (mp-984) <1 0 1> <0 0 1> 309.2
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minimal coincident interface area.

Elasticity

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Similar Structures beta feature

Explanation of dissimilarity measure: Documentation.
material dissimilarity Ehull # of elements
U2PS (mp-37297) 0.0147 0.000 3
LiSmSe2 (mp-35388) 0.0060 0.000 3
LiNdS2 (mp-36791) 0.0082 0.020 3
LiNdSe2 (mp-37605) 0.0071 0.008 3
LiSbSe2 (mp-37480) 0.0165 0.003 3
Mg30NiCO32 (mp-1098942) 0.1246 0.133 4
LiNi5O5F (mp-765891) 0.0891 0.062 4
LiNi3O3F (mp-765309) 0.0931 0.073 4
Mg30NiCO32 (mp-1098940) 0.1241 0.134 4
Mg30FeBO32 (mp-1037420) 0.1247 0.118 4
ZrZn (mp-614444) 0.0150 0.432 2
NdO (mp-754545) 0.0150 0.080 2
TiN (mp-492) 0.0092 0.000 2
GdBi (mp-614481) 0.0126 0.000 2
CoO (mp-715461) 0.0127 0.020 2
Se (mp-7755) 0.1705 0.180 1
K (mp-998881) 0.1681 0.120 1
Te (mp-10654) 0.0663 0.044 1
S (mp-10869) 0.1711 0.618 1
Up to 5 similar elemental, binary, ternary, quaternary, etc. structures displayed (dissimilarity threshold 0.75). Ehull: energy above hull per atom [eV].

Synthesis Descriptions

We prepared CuGaSe2 (CGS) solar cells with Mo back contacts. The 0.5 m thin metal films were deposited by dc-magnetron sputtering in an Ar atmosphere on soda-lime glass. The CGS absorbers (d = 2 m) [...]
CuGaSe2 and CuGaS2 polycrystalline thin film absorbers were prepared by one-step electrodeposition from an aqueous electrolyte containing CuCl2, GaCl3 and H2SeO3. The pH of the solution was adjusted t [...]
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Calculation Summary

Structure Optimization

Run Type
GGA
Energy Cutoff
520 eV
# of K-points
None
U Values
--
Pseudopotentials
VASP PAW: Cu_pv Ga_d Se
Final Energy/Atom
-3.7705 eV
Corrected Energy
-30.1637 eV
-30.1637 eV = -30.1637 eV (uncorrected energy)

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