Methods of Growing CdTe-Based Materials at High Rates

James Burst (Inventor), David Albin (Inventor), Eric Colegrove (Inventor), Matthew Reese (Inventor), Helio Moutinho (Inventor), Wyatt Metzger (Inventor), Joel Duenow (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Systems and methods for growing high-quality CdTe-based materials at high growth rates are provided. According to an aspect of the invention, a method includes depositing a first CdTe-based layer on a CdTe-based template at a rate of greater than 1 .mu.m/min. Each of the first CdTe-based layer and the CdTe-based template has a single-crystal structure and/or a large-grain polycrystalline structure. The depositing is performed by physical vapor deposition.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number10,134,590 B2
Filing date20/11/18
StatePublished - 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5K00-72898


  • polycrystalline
  • single-crystal structure
  • vapor deposition


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