Silicon Nitride Anti-Reflection Coatings for CdS/CuInSe2 Thin Film Solar Cells by Electron Beam Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition

B. J. Stanbery, W. S. Chen, R. A. Mickelsen, G. J. Collins, K. A. Emery, J. J. Rocca, L. R. Thompson

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Abstract

The electron beam assisted chemical vapor deposition of silicon nitride anti-reflection coatings onto thin film CdS/CuInSe2 solar cells and the resultant effects on their performance are reported. In some cases large increases in the short circuit current open circuit voltage and fill factor were observed. The present results are explained by the usual index matching anti-reflection mechanisms and either the passivation of undesirable shunts or improvement of intrinsic diode characteristics.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)289-291
Number of pages3
JournalSolar Cells
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Thin Film Technology, Boeing Aerospace Company, Seattle, Washington, and Department of Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • ACNR/JA-213-7029

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