Some Fabrication Procedures for Electrodeposited Cdte Solar Cells

Morris G.C. and Das S.K. (1992) Some Fabrication Procedures for Electrodeposited Cdte Solar Cells. International Journal of Solar Energy, 12 1-4: 95-108. doi:10.1080/01425919208909753

Author Morris G.C.
Das S.K.
Title Some Fabrication Procedures for Electrodeposited Cdte Solar Cells
Journal name International Journal of Solar Energy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0142-5919
Publication date 1992-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01425919208909753
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 12
Issue 1-4
Start page 95
End page 108
Total pages 14
Language eng
Subject 1507 Transportation and Freight Services
1508 Process Chemistry and Technology
2100 Energy
2312 Water Science and Technology
2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
2103 Historical Studies
Abstract Solar cells with a nCdS/pCdTe heterojunction have been fabricated from electrodeposited CdS and CdTe layers. Sets of cells were made with CdTe films deposited at a range of potentials (QRP) from solutions in which the concentrations of cadmium and of tellurium ions were systematically varied. The properties of the CdTe films and of the cells were examined. The range of values over which suitable solar cells could be made was determined for a given set of processing conditions. The most efficient solar cells were obtained under those processing conditions for solutions with cadmium ion 2.5 M and tellurium ions 120 ppm deposited in a range of ORP's of 20–40 mV (relative to a saturated calomel reference electrode). Morphological studies showed that the most efficient cells had the largest grain size. Electrical and capacitance measurements showed that the major losses in the solar cell parameters increased with increased polycrystalline structure.
Keyword Cadmium telluride
Polycrystalline cells
Solar cell
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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