Ghosh, B. and Ghosh, D. and Hussain, S. and Amarendra, G. and Chakraborty, B. R. and Dalai, M. K. and Sehgal, G. and Bhar, R. and Pal, A. K (2014) A novelCdCl2 treatmentforglass/SnO2/CBD-CdS/CdTe solar cell. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 24. pp. 74-82. ISSN 1369-8001

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Residual CdCl2 in chemical bath deposited (CBD) CdS layer was utilized to observe grain growth in CdTe layer for glass/SnO2/CBD-CdS/CdTe structures. The above as-deposited composite films were subjected to rapid thermal annealing (RTA) for observing grain growth and subsequent cell fabrication. The films were characterized by studying their microstructural and compositional properties. Interfacial mixing behavior was studied by secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS) measurements which showed a slight interfacial diffusion of the CdS layer into the CdTe layer. Performance of a photovoltaic (PV) cell structure with non-optimized thickness of the CdTe and CdS layers obtained by this technique was studied. Carrier life time was obtained from V-oc decay measurement. Photoinduced charge separation observed in this glass/SnO2/CBD-CdS/CdTe structure was associated with an increase in the dielectric constant and a decrease in the device resistance.

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Subjects: Engineering
Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 10:07
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