Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Studies of CdTe Solar Cells

W. K. Metzger, D. Albin, D. Levi, P. Sheldon, X. Li, B. M. Keyes, R. K. Ahrenkiel

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Abstract

A study was performed on time-resolved photoluminescence measurements of CdTe solar cells. A measure of recombination near the CdTe/CdS metallurgical interface that was strongly correlated to the open-circuit voltage was provided by the time-resolved photoluminescence measurements. It was found that the oxygen in the growth ambient during close-spaced sublimation generally reduced the recombination rate.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3549-3555
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume94
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-520-33393

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