CBD-Cd1-xZnxS Thin Films and Their Application in CdTe Solar Cells

J. Zhou, X. Wu, G. Teeter, B. To, Y. Yan, R. G. Dhere, T. A. Gessert

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Composition, optical properties, structure properties, and surface morphology of thin films of Cd1-xZnxS (x ≤ 10%) prepared by chemical bath deposition (CBD) are reported. The best cell efficiency was 15.7%. It used a Cd1-xZnxS window layer, was confirmed by NREL (Voc = 840.1 mV, Jsc = 24.81 mA/cm2, and FF = 75.55%), and had a CTO/ZTO/Cd0.92Zn 0.08S/CdTe cell structure. The use of low zinc concentration in the Cd1-xZnxS layer and interdiffusion between Cd 1-xZnxS and CdTe layers were assumed to be the reasons for maintaining high Voc and FF.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)775-778
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2004

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-520-34920


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