Advances in the CIS Research at NREL

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This paper summarizes the research of the CIS Team at NREL in three major areas: absorber deposition; understanding the role of chemical bath deposited (CBD) CdS in CIS junctions; and in the development of devices; without CdS. Low cost, scaleable processes chosen for absorber fabrication include sputtering, electrodeposition (ED), and close spaced sublimation (CSS). The interaction between theCBD and the CIS has been investigated and the results show that Cd might be instrumental in shaping the interface. We have also developed a process to fabricate a 13.5% efficiency ZnO/CuInGaSe2 device without CdS or other buffer layers.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1997
EventTwenty Sixth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Anaheim, California
Duration: 29 Sep 19973 Oct 1997


ConferenceTwenty Sixth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
CityAnaheim, California

Bibliographical note

For preprint version, including full text online document, see NREL/CP-520-22946

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-24952


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