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Prof. Dr. Susan Schorr




Arbeitsbereich Mineralogie-Petrologie


Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus N
Room N 8
12249 Berlin
+49 30 838 70701 or +49 30 80624 2317 (HZB)
+49 30 838 470701

Book chapters


R. Gunder, J. Marquardt, L. Leppin, S. Schorr

Microstructure analysis of chalcopyrite-type CuInSe2 and kesterite-type Cu2ZnSnSe4 absorber layers in thin film solar cells

in: Highlights in Applied Mineralogy, ed. By S. Heuss-Aßbichler, G. Amthauer, M. John, DeGruyter, 2017, pp. 73-97


S. Schorr, Ch. Stephan, D. Többens, R. Gunder, T. Törndal

X-ray and neutron diffraction of materials for thin film solar cells

in: Advanced characterization techniques for thin film solar cells, ed. by D. Abou-Ras, T. Kirchartz, U. Rau, Wiley, 2nd edition, 2016


S. Schorr, C. Stephan, C. A- Kaufmann

Chalcopyrite thin-film solar cell devices

in: Neutron Applications in Materials for Energy, ed. by V. K. Petersson and G. J. Kearley, Springer, 2015


S. Schorr

Crystallographic aspects of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS)

in: Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide-based Thin Film Solar Cells, ed. By Kentaro Ito, Wiley, 2014


S. Schorr, Ch. Stephan, R. Mainz, T. Törndal

X-ray and neutron diffraction of materials for thin film solar cells

in: Advanced characterization techniques for thin film solar cells, ed. by D. Abou-Ras, T. Kirchartz, U. Rau, Wiley, 2011



Editor of Special Issues


Novel materials for energy production and storage

Current Opinions in Green and Sustainable Chemistry 4 (2016)


Novel thin film materials for photovoltaic applications

Coatings 4 (1) (2014)



Publications in scientific journals (peer-reviewed)




I. S. Babichuck, S. Golovynskyi, R. Caballero, G. Gurieva, O.I. Datsenko, I.V. Babichuk, I. Golovynska, Ye.O. Havryliuk, J. Qu, S. Schorr, V.O. Yukhymchuk

Thickness-dependent structural parameters of kesterite Cu2ZnSnSe4 thin flms for solar cell absorbers

Materials Letters 225 (2018) 82-84


E. V.C. Robert, R. Gunder, J. de Wild, C. Spindler , F. Babbe, H. Elanzeery, B. El Adib, R. Treharne, H. P.C. Miranda, L. Wirtz, S. Schorr, P. J. Dale

Synthesis, theoretical and experimental characterisation of thin film Cu2Sn1-xGexS3 ternary alloys (x ¼ 0 to 1): Homogeneous intermixing of Sn and Ge

Acta Materialia 151 (2018) 125 – 136


G. Schuck, D. M. Többens, M. Koch-Müller, I. Efthimiopoulos, S. Schorr

Infrared spectroscopic study of vibrational modes across the orthorhombic-tetragonal phase transition in methylammonium lead halide single crystals

Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122 (2018) 5227-5237


B. G. Mendis, K. P McKenna, G. Gurieva, M. S. Rumsey, S. Schorr

Crystal structure and anti-site boundary defect characterisation of Cu2ZnSnSe4

Journal of Materials Chemsitry A 6 (2018) 189-197


G. Gurieva, L. E. Valle Rios, A. Franz, P. Whitfield, S. Schorr

Intrinsic point defects in off-stoichiometric Cu2ZnSnSe4: A neutron diffraction study

Journal of Applied Physics 213 (2018) 161519




J. Breternitz, R. Gunder, H. Hempel, S. Binet, S. Schorr

Facile bulk synthesis of p-cubis SnS

Inorganic Chemistry 56 (19) (2017) 11455-11457


D. Többens, G. Schuck, S. Schorr

Anomalous dispersion as a tool for the analysis of compound semiconductors

Semiconductor Science and Technology, Special Issue on Synchrotron Radiation for Characterisation of Semiconductors 32 (10) (2017) 103002


P. Schöppe, G. Gurieva, S. Giraldo, G. Martínez-Criado, C. Ronning, E. Saucedo, S. Schorr, and C. S. Schnohr

Discrepancy between integral and local composition in off-stoichiometric Cu2ZnSnSe4 kesterites: A pitfall for classification

Applied Physics Letters 110 (2017) 043901


E. Garcia-Llamas; J. M. Merino, R. Gunder; K. Neldner, D. Greiner, A. Steigert, S. Giraldo, V. Izquierdo-Roca, E. Saucedo, M. León, S. Schorr, R. Caballero

Cu2ZnSnS4 thin film solar cells grown by fast thermal evaporation and thermal treatment

Solar Energy 141 (2017) 236 - 241





L. Dermenji, N. Curmei, M. Guc, G. Gurieva, M. Rusu, V. Fedorov, L. Bruc, D. Sherban, S. Schorr, A. Simashkevich, E. Arushanov

Effects of annealing on elemental composition and quality of CZTSSe thin films obtained by spray pyrolysis

Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemsitry 52 (6) (2016) 509-514


G. Gurieva, D. M. Többens, M. Ya. Valakh and S. Schorr

Cu-Zn disorder in Cu2ZnGeSe4: a complementary neutron diffraction and Raman spectroscopy study

Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 99 (2016) 100 - 104


A. Franz, D. Többens, S. Schorr

Interaction between cation orientation, ocrahedra tilting and hydrogen bonding in methylammonium lead triiodide

Crystal Research and Technology 51 (9) (2016) 534–540

DOI: 10.1002/crat.201600177


D. Többens, G. Gurieva, S. Levcenco, T. Unold, S. Schorr

Thermal dependency of Cu/Zn ordering in CZTSe kesterites determined by anomalous diffraction

Physica Status Solidi B 253 (10) (2016) 1890-1897

DOI 10.1002/pssb.201600372


D. Többens, R. Gunder, G. Gurieva, J. Marquardt, K.Neldner, L. E. Valle-Rios, S. Zander, S. Schorr

Quantitative anomalous powder diffraction analysis of kesterite semiconductors

Powder Diffraction 31 (3) (2016) 168-175



A. Ritscher, M. Lerch, S. Schorr

Off-stoichiometric CZTS: Neutron scattering investigations on mechanochemically synthesized powders

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 689 (2016) 271 - 277


Ch. Stephan, D. Greiner, S. Schorr, Ch. A. Kaufmann

The influence of sodium on the defect characteristics in off stoichiometric CuInSe2

Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 98 (2016) 309-315



N. Schäfer, A. Winkelmann, A.J. Wilkinson, T. Schmid, T.U. Schülli, G.A. Chahine, J. Marquardt, S. Schorr, M. Klaus, C. Genzel, T. Rissom, D. Abou-Ras

Assessing strain distributions in CuInSe2 thin films by electron backscatter diffraction, X-ray diffraction and Raman microscopy

Ultramicroscopy 169 (2016) 89 - 97


V. Sikolenko, I.O., M.V. Bushinsky, D.V. Karpinsky, V. Efimov, C. Ritter, S. Schorr, M.V. Silibin, A.A. Dronov, K.N. Nekludov, S.A. Gavrilov, F.R. Schilling

High pressure effects on the magnetic and crystal structure of La0.75Ba0.25CoO3

Materials Chemistry and Physics (2016) in print


K.G. Lisunov, L. Bruc, M. Rusu, G. Gurieva, M. Guc, S. Levcenko, L. Dermenji, N. Curmei, D.A. Sherban, A.V. Simashkevich, S. Schorr, E. Arushanov

Variable range hopping versus inter-grain tunneling in Cu2ZnSn(SxSe1-x)4 thin films prepared by spray pyrolysis

Proc. EU-PVSEC (2016) 1186 – 1189

ISBN: 3-936338-41-8

DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-3CV.2.11


Th. Dittrich, L. E. Valle Rios, G. Gurieva, S. Kapil, N. Rujisamphan, S. Schorr

Surface photovoltage study of Cu1.95Zn1.1Sn0.96Se4 single phase powder

Proc. EU-PVSEC (2016) 1147 – 1151

ISBN: 3-936338-41-8

DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-3CV.2.11


F. Neves, J. B. Correia, K. Hanada, L. F. Santos, R. Gunder, S. Schorr

Structural characterization of Cu2SnS3 and Cu2(Sn,Ge)S3 compounds

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 682 (2016) 489-494


P. Pistor, S. Lehmann, J. M. Merino Alvarez, M. di Michiel, S. Schorr, R, Klenk

Crystal structure reinvestigation of alpha-, beta- and gamma In2S3

Acta Cryst. B72 (2016) 410-415


A. Ritscher, J. Just, O. Dolotko, S. Schorr, M. Lerch

A mechanochamical route to single phase Cu2ZnSnS4 powder

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 670 (2016) 289-296


J. Márquez, M. Neuschitzer, M. Dimitrievska, R. Gunder, S. Haass, M. Werner, Y. E. Romanyuk, S. Schorr, N. M. Pearsall and I. Forbes

Systematic compositional changes and their influence on lattice and optoelectronic properties of Cu2ZnSnSe4 kesterite solar cells

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 144 (2016) 579-585


L.-E. Valle-Rios, K. Neldner, G. Gurieva, S. Schorr

Existence of off-stoichiometric single phase kesterite

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 657 (2016) 408 – 413. doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.09.198




I. V. Bodnar, E. V. Telesh, G. Gurieva, S. Schorr

Transmittance Spectra of the Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films

Journal of Electronic Materials 44 (2015) 3283 - 3287


G. Gurieva, S. Levcenko, V. Kravtsov, E. Irran, A. Nateprov, Y.S. Huang, E. Arushanov, S.Schorr

X-ray diffraction investigation on Cu2ZnSiSe4 single and polycrystalline crystals

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 230 (2015) 507-511


G. Gurieva, M. Dimitrijevska, A. Perez-Rodriguez, V. Izquierdo-Roca, S. Zander, S. Schorr Structural characterisation of Cu2.04Zn0.91Sn1.05S2.08Se1.92

Physica Status Solidi c 12 (2015) 588 – 591, DOI: 10.1002/pssc.201400307


C.S. Schnohr, H. Kämmer, T. Steinbach, M. Gnauck, T. Rissom, C.A. Kaufmann, C. Stephan, S. Schorr Composition-dependent nanostructure of Cu(In,Ga)Se2powders and thin films

Thin Solid Films 582 (2015) 356-360, doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2014.10.078


M. Dimitrievska, G. Gurieva, H. Xie, A. Carrete, A. Cabot, E. Saucedo, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, S. Schorr, V. Izquierdo-Roca

Raman scattering quantitative analysis of the anion chemical composition in kesterite Cu2ZnSn(SxSe1-x)4solid solutions

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 628 (2015) 464 - 470





G. Iles, S. Peetermans, S. Schorr, E. Lehmann

Laue diffraction using scintillator detectors

Physics Procedia 69 (2015) 314- 319


M. León, S. Levcenko, R. Serna, I. V. Bodnar, A. Nateprov, M. Guc, G. Gurieva, N. Lopez, J. M. Merino, R. Caballero, S. Schorr, A. Perez-Rodriguez and E. Arushanov

Spectroscopic ellipsometry study of Cu2ZnSnSe4 bulk crystals

Applied Physics Letters 105 (2014) 061909


D. M. Berg, M. Arasimowicz, R. Djemour, L. Gütay, S. Siebentritt, S. Schorr, X. Fontane, V. Izquierdo-Roca, A. Perez-Rodriguez, P. J. Dale

Discrimination and detection limits of secondary phases in Cu2ZnSnS4 using X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy

Thin Solid Films 569 (2014) 113-123, doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2014.08.028


M. Dimitrievska, H. Xie, A. Fairbrother, X. Fontane, G. Gurieva, E. Saucedo, A. Perez-Rodrıguez, S. Schorr, and V. Izquierdo-Roca

Multiwavelength excitation Raman scattering of Cu2ZnSn(SxSe1-x)4 (0 < x < 1) polycrystalline thin films: Vibrational properties of sulfoselenide solid solutions

Applied Physics Letters 105 (2014) 031913


G.Iles, S. Schorr

The HZB neutron Laue diffractometer – from E11 to FALCON

Neutron News 25 (2) (2014) scientific reviews


L. C. Götze, R. Abart, R. Milke, S. Schorr, I. Zizak, R. Dohmen, R. Wirth

Growth of magnesio-aluminate spinel in thin film geometry – in-situ monitoring using synchrotron X-ray diffraction and thermodynamic model

Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 41 (2014), 681-693

DOI 10.1007/s00269-014-0682-0


M. Guc, S. Levcenko, L. Dermenji, G. Gurieva, S. Schorr, N. Syrbu, E. Arushanov

Excitonic and band-band transitions of Cu2ZnSiS4 determined from reflectivity spectra

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 190 (2014) 44-48


R. Bacewicz, J.Antonowicz, S.Podsiadło, S.Schorr

Local structure in Cu2ZnSnS4 studied by the XAFS method

Solid State Communications 177 (2014) 54-56


V. V. Sikolenko, V. V. Efimov, S. Schorr, and I. O. Troyanchuk

Neutron Diffraction Studies of the Structure of Substituted Complex Cobalt Oxides

Physics of the Solid State 56 (1) (2014) 77–80





A.Nateprov, V. C. Kravtsov, G. Gurieva and S. Schorr

Single Crystal X-ray Structure Investigation of Cu2ZnSnSe4

Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry 49 (2013) 423-426.


V. Sikolenko, V.V. Efimov, D. Többens, S. Schorr, C. Ritter, M.V. Bushinsky, I.O. Troyanchuk

Pressure effects on oxygen-deficient Ba-substituted cobaltites

Powder Diffraction 9 (2013) 28(S2)



M. Ya Valakh, V. M. Dzaghan, I. S. Babichuk, X. Fontane, A. Perez-Rodriguez, S. Schorr

Optically Induced Structural Transformation in Disordered Kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4

JETP Letters 98 (2013) 255–258

doi: 10.1134/S0021364013180136


Korzun B.V., Gavrilenko A.N., Sobol V.R., Matukhin V.L., Schorr S.

Structural and thermal properties of haycockite Cu4Fe5S8

Proceedings of the 1st Russian-Belarusian scientific-technical conference “Basic components in domestic electronics” (September 11-14, 2013, Nishnii Novgorod, Russia), Nishnii Novgorod, 2013, Vol. 1, 172-175


S. Eckner, H. Kämmer, T. Steinbach, M. Gnauck, A. Johannes, C. Stephan, S. Schorr, and C. S. Schnohr

Atomic-scale structure, cation distribution and bandgap bowing in Cu(In,Ga)S2 and Cu(In,Ga)Se2

Applied Physics Letters 103 (2013) 081905


Maedows, Helen J., Bhatia, A., Stefan, C., Schorr, S., Scapulla, M.A., Dale, P.

Crystallographic study of phases present in CuInSe2 absorber layers produced by laser annealing co-electrodeposited precursors

Proc. SPIE 8823, Thin Film Solar Technology V 8823 , p. 882302


S. Levcenco, M. Guc, C. Merschjann, G. Gurieva, S. Schorr, M. Lux-Steiner and E. Arushanov

Photoluminescence spectra of Cu2ZnGeS4 single crystals

Phys. Stat. Sol. C 10 (7-8) (2013) 1079 - 1081

DOI: 10.1002/pssc.201200843


M. León, S. Levcenko, R. Serna, A. Nateprov, G. Gurieva, J. .M. Merino, S. Schorr, E. Arushanov

Spectroscopic ellipsometry study of Cu2ZnGeSe4 and Cu2ZnSiSe4 poly-crystals

Materials Chemistry and Physics 141 (2013) 58-62


G. Gurieva, M. Guc, L. I. Bruk, V. Izquierdo-Roca, A. Pérez Rodríguez,S. Schorr,E. Arushanov

Cu2ZnSnS4thin films grown by spray pyrolysis: characterization by Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction

Phys. Stat. Sol. C 10 (7-8) (2013)1082-1085


M. Guc, V. Izquierdo-Roca, A. Pérez Rodríguez, G. Gurieva, S. Levcenco, S. Schorr and E. Arushanov

Raman spectra of wurtzstannite quaternary compounds

Phys. Stat. Sol. C 10 (7-8) (2013) 1075-1078

DOI: 10.1002/pssc.201200831.


K. G. Lisunov, M. Guc, S. Levcenko,D. Dumcenco, Y. S. Huang, G. Gurieva, S. Schorr and E. Arushanov

Energy spectrum of near-edge holes and conduction mechanisms in Cu2ZnSiSe4 single crystals

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 580 (2013) 481


M. Y. Valakh, O. F. Kolomys, S. S. Ponomaryov, V. O. Yukhymchuk, I. S. Babichuk, V. Izquierdo-Roca, E. Saucedo, A. Perez-Rodriguez,, J. R. Morante, S. Schorr and I. V. Bodnar

Raman scattering and disorder effect in Cu2ZnSnS4

Physica Status Solidi RRL 7 (4) (2013) 258–261



G. Gurieva, S. Levcenco, S. Schorr, M. Leon, R. Serna, A, Nateprov, E. Arushanov

Characterization of Cu2SnSe3by spectroscopic ellipsometry

Thin Solid Films 535 (2013) 384-386



S. Stöber, G. Redhammer, S. Schorr, O. Prokhnenko, H. Pöllmann

Structure refinements of members in the brownmillerite solid solution series

Ca2Alx(Fe0.5Mn0.5)2-xO5+d with ½≤x≤4/3        

Journal of Solid State Chemistry 197 (2013) 420–428






L. I. Bruc, M. Guc, M. Rusu, D. A. Sherban, A. V. Simashkevich, S. Schorr, V. Izquierdo-Roca, A. Pérez-Rodríguez and E. K. Arushanov

Kesterite thin films of Cu2ZnSnS4 obtained by spray pyrolysis

EU-PVSEC proceedings (2012) 2763-2766

DOI: 10.4229/27thEUPVSEC2012-3DV.3.7


X. Lin, J. Kavalakkatt, K. Kornhuber, D. Abou-Ras, S. Schorr, M. C. Lux-Steiner, A. Ennaoui

Colloidal Synthesis of Cu2ZnxSnySe1+x+2y Nanocrystals with Wurtzite-Derived Structure Royal Society of Chemistry Advances 2 (2012) 9894–9898 DOI: 10.1039/c2ra21293e  

S. Levcenco, V. E. Tezlevan, E. Arushanov, S. Schorr, T. Unold

Free-Bound Luminescence in Near Stoichiometric Cu2ZnSnS4 Single Crystals

Physical Review B 86 (2012) 045206  

L. Gütay, D. Regesch, J. K. Larsen, Y. Aida, V. Depredurand, A. Redinger, S. Caneva, S. Schorr, C. Stephan, J. Vidal, S. Botti, and S.Siebentritt

Feedback mechanism for the stability of the band gap of CuInSe2

Physical Review B 86 (2012) 045216


A. Nateprov, W. C. Kravtsov, W. Moschiaga, S. Schorr

The crystal structure and physical properties of YbCuZnSb2

Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry 48 (2012) 375-379


C. Stephan, T. Scherb, C, Kaufmann, S. Schorr, H.-W. Schock

Cationic point defects in CuGaSe2 from a structural perspective

Applied Physics Letters 101 (2012) 101907


X. Fontane, V. Izquierdo-Roca, E. Saucedo, S. Schorr, V.O. Yukhymchuk, M.Ya. Valakh, A. Perez-Rodriguez, J.R. Morante

Vibrational properties of stannite and kesterite type compounds: Raman scattering analysis of Cu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 539 (2012) 190 - 194, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2012.06.042


C. Schnohr, H. Kämmer, C. Stephan, S. Schorr, T. Steinbach, J. Rensberg

Atomic-scale structure and band-gap bowing in Cu(In,Ga)Se2

Physical Review B 85 (24) (2012) 245204, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.245204


M. Ende, S. Schorr, G. Kloess, A. Franz, M. Tovar

Shocked quartz in Sahara fulgurite

European Journal of Mineralogy 24 (3) (2012) 499-507, DOI: 10.1127/0935-1221/2012/0024-2188


S. Schorr, R. Mainz, M. Baer, I. Lauermann, H. Mönig

The complex material properties of chalcopyrite and kesterite thin film solar cell absorbers tackled by synchrotron-based analytics

Progress in photovoltaics: Research and Applications 20 (2012) 557-567, DOI: 10.1002/pip.1256


S. Siebentritt, S. Schorr

Kesterites - a challenging material for solar cells

Progress in photovoltaics: Research and Applications 20 (2012) 512-519, DOI: 10.1002/pip.2156


J. Just, D. Lützenkirchen-Hecht, R. Frahm, S. Schorr, T. Unold

Determination of secondary phases in kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films by X-ray absorption near edge structure

Applied Physics Letters 99 (26) (2012) 262105


C. Merschjann, M. Mews, T. Mete, A. Karkatzinou, B. V. Korzun, M. Rusu, P. Schubert-Bischoff, S. Schorr, Th. Schedel-Niedrig, M.-Ch. Lux-Steiner

AgGaSe2 thin films grown by chemical closed-spaced vapor transport for photovoltaic applications: structural, electrical and optical material properties

Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 24 (17) (2012) 175801




M. Müller, R. E. Dinnebier, S. Schorr

A case study of parameterized Rietveld refinement: The structural phase transition of CuInSe2

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 226 (12) (2011) 956-962, DOI 10.1524/zkri.2011.1407


M. Bär, B.-A. Schubert, B. Marsen, S. Schorr, R.G. Wilks, L. Weinhardt, S. Pookpanratana, M. Blum, S. Krause, Y. Zhang, W. Yang, T. Unold, C. Heske, and H.-W. Schock

The electronic structure of Cu2ZnSnS4 probed by soft x-ray emission and absorption spectroscopy

Physical Review B 84 (2011) 035308


B. Marsen, S. Klemz, G. Landi, L. Steinkopf, R. Scheer, S. Schorr, H.-W. Schock

Evaluation of Impurity-Modified CuGaS2 as Thin Film Intermediate Band Absorber Material

Thin Solid Films 519 (21) (2011) 7284-7287


S. Schorr

The crystal structure of kesterite type compounds: a neutron and X-ray diffraction studySolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 95 (2011) 1482-1488, invited paper


S. Schorr, Ch. Stephan, R. Mainz, M. Tovar

Neutrons and photons in materials research for thin film solar cells

Advanced Engineering Materials 13 (5) (2011) 737-741, DOI: 10.1002/adem.201000290


Ch. Stephan, S. Schorr, H.-W. Schock, M. Tovar

Comprehensive insights into point defect and cluster formation in CuInSe2

Applied Physics Letters 98 (2011) 091906


S. Lehmann, D. Fuertes Marrón, M. León, R. Feyerherm, E. Dudzik, E. J. Friedrich, M. Tovar, Y. Tomm, C. Wolf, S. Schorr, Th. Schedel-Niedrig, M. Ch. Lux-Steiner and J. M. Merino

Long –range structure of Cu(InxGa1-x)3Se5: A complementary neutron and anomalous X-ray diffraction study

Journal of Applied Physics 109 (2011) 013518.


B.-A. Schubert, B. Marsen, S. Cinque, Th. Unold, R. Klenk, S. Schorr, H.-W. Schock

Cu2ZnSnS4 thin film solar cells by fast co-evaporation
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 19 (2011) 93-96




V. S. Rusakov, N. I. Chistyakov, I. A. Burkovsky, A. M. Gapochka, T. L. Evstigneeva, S. Schorr

Mössbauer study of isomorphous substitutions in Cu2Fe1-.xCuxSnS4 and Cu2Fe1-xZnxS4 series

Journal of Physics 217 (2010) 012038


M. León,S. Levcenko, R. Serna, G. Gurieva, A. Nateprov, J. M. Merino, E. J. Friedrich, U. Fillat, S. Schorr, and E. Arushanov

Optical constants of Cu2ZnGeS4 bulk crystals

Journal of Applied Physics 108 (2010) 093502.

V. D. Novruzov, N. M. Fathi, O. Gorur, M. Tomakin, A. I. Bayramov, S. Schorr, N. Mamedov

CdTe thin film solar cells prepared by a low-temperature deposition method

Physica Status Solidi a 207 (2010) 730-733


W. Zalewski, R. Bacewicz, J. Antonowicz, A. Pietnoczka, T. L. Evsigneeva, S. Schorr

XAFS study of kesterite, kuramite and stannite type alloys

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 492 (2010) 35-38.





Ch. Stephan, S. Schorr, H.-W. Schock

New Structural Investigations in the Cu2Se(S)-In2Se3(S) / Cu2Se(S)-Ga2Se3(S) Phase Diagrams, in Thin-Film Compound Semiconductor Photovoltaics — 2009,

edited by A. Yamada, C. Heske, M. Contreras, M. Igalson, S.J.C. Irvine, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1165 (2009) 1165-M09-08.


A. Weber, R. Mainz, Th. Unold, S. Schorr, H.-W. Schock

In-situ XRD on formation reactions of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films

Physica Status Solidi c 6 (2009)1245-1248



R. Caballero, Ch. A. Kaufmann, T. Eisenbarth, T. Unold, S. Schorr, R. Hesse, R. Klenk, H.-W. Schock

The effect of NaF precursors on low temperature growth of CIGS thin film solar cells on polyimide substrates
Physica Status Solidi a 206 (5) (2009) 1049-1053.

R. Hesse, J. R. Kamdoum Kamdoum, R. Caballero, Ch. A. Kaufmann, Ch. Stephan, S. Schorr, D. Abou-Ras, T. Unold, H.-W. Schock

Structural investigations of copper incorporation into In-Ga-Se precursor layers for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin films
Physica Status Solidi 6 (5) (2009) 1249-1252.

S. Lehmann, D. Fuertes Marrón, M. Tovar, Y. Tomm, Ch. Wolf, S. Schorr, Th. Schedel-Niedrig, E. Arushanov, M. Christina Lux-Steiner

A structural study on the CuGaSe2-related copper-poor materials CuGa3Se5 and CuGa5Se8: thin-film vs. bulk material

Physica Status Solidi a 206 (5) (2009) 1009-1012.


P. Pistor, N. Allsop, W. Braun, R. Caballero, C. Camus, Ch.-H. Fischer, M. Gorgoi, A. Grimm, B. Johnson, T. Kropp, I. Lauermann, S. Lehmann, H. Mönig, S. Schorr, A. Weber, R. Klenk

Cu in In2S3: interdiffusion phenomena analysed by high kinetic energy X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Physica Status Solidi a 206 (5) (2009) 1059-1062.


D. Abou-Ras, G. Kostorz, D. Hariskos, R. Menner, M. Powalla, S. Schorr, A.N. Tiwari

Structural and chemical analyses of sputtered InxSy buffer layers in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin-film solar cells

Thin Solid Films 517 (8) (2009) 2792-2798


M. León, R. Serna, S. Levcenko, G. Gurieva, J. M. Merino, E. J. Friedrich, S. Lehmann, Th. Schedel-Niedrig, S. Schorr, M. Ch. Lux-Steiner, E. Arushanov

Characterisation of Cu(In1-xGax)5Se8 by spectroscopic ellipsometry

Physica Status Solidi c 6 (2009)1078-1081


S. Schorr, G. Gonzalez-Aviles

In-situ investigation of the structural phase transition in kesterite

Physica Status Solidi a 206 (5) (2009) 1054-1058.


S. Schorr, A. Weber, V. Honkimäki, H.-W. Schock

In-situ investigation of the kesterite formation from binary and ternary sulphides

Thin Solid Films 517 (2) (2009) 2461-2464


E. Zaretskaya, V. Gremenok, V. Zalesski, S. Schorr, V. Rud, Y. Rud

Preparation and properties of In/p-Cu(In1-xGax)(S1-ySey)2 surface-barrier structures

Physica Status Solidi (c) 6 (2009)1278-1281



S. Schorr, M. Tovar, H.-J. Hoebler, H.-W. Schock

Structure and phase relations in the 2(CuInS2) - Cu2ZnSnS4 solid solution system

Thin Solid Films 517 (2) (2009) 2508-2510


N.Mamedov, K. Wakita, G. Orudzhev, Y.G. Shim, K. Mimura, S. Schorr, S. Hamidov, K. Kishigui, V. Jafarova, N. Yamamoto

Debye temperatures and Grueneisen parameters of chain TlSe and TlInSe2

physica status solidi c 6 (2009) 997-1000


A. Weber, H. Krauth, S. Perlt, I. Kötschau, S. Schorr, H.-W. Schock

Multi-stage evaporation of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films

Thin Solid Films 517 (2) (2009) 2524-2526


Ch. A. Kaufmann, R. Caballero, T. Unold, R. Hesse S. Schorr, M. Nichterwitz, H.-W. Schock

Depth profiling of Cu(In, Ga)Se2 thin films grown at low temperatures

Sol. Energy Mat. & Sol. Cells 93 (2009) 859-863, doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2008.10.009



P. Pistor, R. Caballero, D. Hariskos, V. Izquierdo-Roca, R. Wächter, S. Schorr, R. Klenk

Quality and stability of compound indium sulphide as source material fpr buffer layers in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells

Sol. Energy Mat. & Sol. Cells 39 (2008) 148-152


G. Orudzhev, V. Jafarova, S. Schorr, K. Mimura, K. Wakita, Y. Shim, N. Mamedov, F. Hashimaze

Phonon spectra of chain TlSe and TlInSe2: DFT-based study

Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 47 (2008) 8193-8199


W. Zalewski, R. Bacewicz, J. Antonowicz, S. Schorr, C. Streek and B. Korzun

XAFS study of Mn doped CuAlS2 and CuGaS2

Physica Status Solidi a 205 (2008) 2428-2436


D. Abou-Ras, R. Caballero, C.A. Kaufmann, M. Nichterwitz, K. Sakurai, S. Schorr, T. Unold, H.W. Schock

Impact of the Ga concentration in CuIn1-xGaxSe2 solar absorbers on their microstructures

Physica Status Solidi RRL 3 (2008) 135-137


Y. Tomm, S. Fiechter, S. Schorr

Crystal growth of Argyrodite-type phases Cu8GeS6Ix and Cu8GeSe6Ix (0≤x≤0.8)

Journal of Crystal Growth 310 (2008) 2215-2221


C. Camus, E. Rudigier, D. Abou-Ras, T. Unold, Y. Tomm, S. Schorr, N.A. Allsop, S.E. Gledhill, T. Köhler, U. Bloeck, J. Klaer, M. C. Lux-Steiner and C.-H. Fischer

Phonon confinement and strain in CuInS2

Applied Physics Letters 92 (2008) 101922 (3 pp.)


S. Schorr, D. Sheptyakov

Low temperature thermal expansion in sphalerite and chalcopyrite type multinary semiconductors

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 20 (2008) 104245 (5 pp.)



D. Abou-Ras, M. Nichterwitz, R. Caballero, C.A. Kaufmann, T. Unold, S. Schorr, R. Scheer, J. Klaer, H.W. Schock

(enhanced) insight in the microstructure and composition of chalcopyrite-type thin- film solar cells

Proc. 22nd Europ. Photovolt. Sol. Energy Conf. (2007) 1911-1914


A. Weber, I. Kötschau, S. Schorr, H.-W. Schock

Formation of Cu2ZnSnS4 and Cu2ZnSnS4-CuInS2 thin films investigated by in-situ energy dispersive X-ray diffraction

Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1012 (2007) 1012-Y03-35


D. Abou-Ras, M. Nichterwitz, C. Kaufmann, S. Schorr, H.W. Schock

Preferred orientation, grain sizes and grain boundaries of chalcopyrite thin films

Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1012 (2007) 1012-Y09-03


S. Schorr, G. Wagner, M. Tovar, D. Sheptyakov

Structure and Microstructure of Zn2x(CuBIII)1-xX2 semiconductors (BIII=Ga,In; X=S,Se,Te)

Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1012 (2007) 1012-Y03-05


D. Abou-Ras, S. Schorr, H.-W. Schock

Grain-size distributions and grain boundaries of chalcopyrite thin films

Journal of Applied Crystallography 40 (2007) 841 - 848


E. P. Zaretskaya, V. F. Gremenok, V. B. Zalesski, K. Bente, S. Schorr, S. Zukotynski

Properties of Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 thin films prepared by selenization/sulfurization of metallic alloys

Thin Sol. Films 515 (2007) 5848 – 5851


F. Hergert, R. Hock, S. Schorr

Pentanary chalcopyrite compounds without tetragonal deformation in the heptanary system Cu(Al,Ga,In)(S,Se,Te)2

Sol. Energy Mat. & Sol. Cells 91 (2007) 44 – 46


S. Schorr, H.-J. Höbler, M. Tovar

A neutron diffraction study of the stannite-kesterite solid solution series

European Journal of Mineralogy 19 (2007) 65 – 73


S. Schorr

Structural aspects of adamantine like multinary chalcogenides

Thin Sol. Films 515 (2007) 5985 – 5991





S. Schorr, G. Geandier

In-situ investigation of the temperature dependent phase transition in CuInSe2 by synchrotron radiation

Journal of Crystal Research and Technology 41 (2006) 450-457


B. V. Korzun, A. A. Fadzeyeva, K. Bente, W. Schmitz, S. Schorr

Thermal expansion and structural properties of (CuAlTe2)1-x(CuAlSe2)x solid solutions

Crystal Research and Technology 41 (2006) 168-173


S. Schorr, V. Riede, D. Spemann

Electronic band gap of Zn2x(CuIn)1-xX2 solid solution series (X=S, Se, Te)

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 414 (2006) 26-30


B. V. Korzun, A. A. Fadzeyeva, A. V. Mudry, S. Schorr

Growth and optical properties of CuAlTe2

Physica Status Solidi (b) 243 (2006) R57-R59


V. F. Gremenok, S. Schorr, G. Wagner, K. Bente, E. P. Zaretskaya, V. M. Siarheyeva

Structural properties of 2(ZnSe)x(CuInSe2)1-x crystals and thin films in the two-phase region

Physica Status Solidi (a) 203 No. 11 (2006) 2644-2647


S. Schorr, R. Höhne, D. Spemann, Th. Döring und B. V. Korzun

Magnetic properties investigations of Mn substituted ABX2 chalcopyrites

Physica Status Solidi (a) 203 No. 11 (2006) 2783-2787


B. V. Korzun, A. A. Fadzeyeva, A. V. Mudry, S. Schorr

Optical absorption and photoluminescence of CuAlTe2

Physica Status Solidi (c) 3 No. 8 (2006) 2626- 2629


S. Schorr, G. Wagner, M. Tovar, D. Sheptyakov

Cation disorder and anion displacement in DIIXVI – AIBIIIXVI2 semiconductors

Physica Status Solidi (c) 3 No. 8 (2006) 2614-2617


S. Schorr, G. Geandier, B. V. Korzun

Some are different from others: high temperature phase transitions in ternary chalcopyrites

Physica Status Solidi (c) 3 No. 8 (2006) 2610-2613


A. Pietnoczka, R. Bacewicz, S. Schorr

Local structure in (MnS)2x(CuInS2)1-x alloys

Physica Status Solidi (a) 203 No. 11 (2006) 2746-2750


S. Schorr, M. Tovar, N. Stuesser, D. Sheptiakov, G. Geandier

Where the atoms are: cation disorder and anion displacement in DIIXVI – AIBIIIXVI semiconductors

Physica B 385-386 (2006) 571-573




S. Schorr, G. Wagner

Structure and phase relations of the Zn2x(CuIn)1-xS2 solid solution series

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 396 (2005) 202-207


B. V. Korzun, S. Schorr, W. Schmitz, A. A. Fadzeyeva, G. Kommichau, K. Bente

Preparation of BaBi½Sb½O3 from Ba(COO)2·0.5H2O and Sb(COO)2(OH) oxalates and BiO3 oxide

Journal of Crystal Growth 277 (2005) 205-209


G. Wagner, F. Fleischer, S. Schorr

Extension of the two-phase field in the system 2(ZnS)x(CuInS2)1-x and structural relationship between the tetragonal and cubic phase

Journal of Crystal Growth 283 (2005) 356-366


S. Schorr, M. Tovar, D. Sheptyakov, L. Keller, G. Geandier

Crystal Structure and Cation Distribution in the Solid Solution Series 2(ZnX)–CuInX2 (X=S,Se,Te)

Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 66 (2005) 1961-1965


S. Schorr, R. Höhne, G. Wagner, V. Riede, W. Kockelmann

Investigation of the Solid Solution Series 2(MnX) – CuInX2 (X=S, Se)

Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 66 (2005) 1966-1969


G. Wagner, S. Lehmann, S. Schorr

The two-phase field in 2(ZnSe)x(CuInSe2)1-x and structural relationship between the tetragonal and cubic phase

Journal of Solid State Chemistry 178 (2005) 3631-3638


L. Roussak, G. Wagner, S. Schorr, K. Bente

Phase relationships in the pseudo-binary 2(ZnTe) – CuInTe2 system

Journal of Solid State Chemistry 178 (2005) 3476-3484

R. Kaden, G. Wagner, Th. Doering, S. Schorr, K. Bente

Architecture, microstructure and physical properties of cylindrite FeSn4Pb3Sb2S14

Freiberger Forschungshefte (2005)



S. Schorr, M. Tovar, N. Stüßer, K. Bente

Investigation of structural anomaly and metal ordering in the solid solution series 2ZnS – CuInS2 by neutron diffraction

Physica B 350 (2004) e411-e414


2000 - 1997

F. Mezei, R. Russina, S. Schorr

The Multiwavelength Cold neutron Time-of-Flight Spectrometer Project IN500 at LANSCE

Physica B 276-278 (2000) p.128 - 129



S. Schorr, F. Mezei

Time-of-Flight Constant-q Spectroscopy

Physica B 241-243 (1998) p. 166 – 168


S. Schorr, F. Mezei, C. Guy, J. Stride

Monte Carlo Simulation of TOF Single Crystal Spectroscopy

Journal of Neutron Research 6 (1997) p. 113 - 123


Th. Keller, F. Mezei, C. Guy, S. Schorr, J. Stride

Performance of a Spin Echo Spectrometer at a Long Pulsed Spallation Source

Journal of Neutron Research 6 (1997) p. 95 - 102


S. Schorr, P. Vorderwisch, F. Mezei

Critical Dynamics of EuO below the Curie Point

Physica B 234-236 (1997) p. 749 – 753