CuxS back contact for CdTe solar cells

Donghwan Kim, B. E. McCandless, S. S. Hegedus, R. W. Birkmire

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Abstract

Copper sulfide (CuxS) films were studied as a back contact material for CdTe solar cells. The CuxS films were made by chemical bath deposition in aqueous solution. Annealing at 200° C in Ar improved the performance of the solar cells. Using the CdS/CdTe/CuxS/C structure, an open-circuit voltage (Voc) higher than 840 mV and an energy conversion efficiency higher than 11% were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Mexicana de Fisica
Volume53
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1

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performance

Keywords

  • Cadmium telluride
  • Contact resistance
  • Copper sulfide
  • Solar cells

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Kim, D., McCandless, B. E., Hegedus, S. S., & Birkmire, R. W. (2007). CuxS back contact for CdTe solar cells. Revista Mexicana de Fisica, 53(1), 5-8.

CuxS back contact for CdTe solar cells. / Kim, Donghwan; McCandless, B. E.; Hegedus, S. S.; Birkmire, R. W.

In: Revista Mexicana de Fisica, Vol. 53, No. 1, 01.01.2007, p. 5-8.

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Kim, D, McCandless, BE, Hegedus, SS & Birkmire, RW 2007, 'CuxS back contact for CdTe solar cells', Revista Mexicana de Fisica, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 5-8.
Kim D, McCandless BE, Hegedus SS, Birkmire RW. CuxS back contact for CdTe solar cells. Revista Mexicana de Fisica. 2007 Jan 1;53(1):5-8.
Kim, Donghwan ; McCandless, B. E. ; Hegedus, S. S. ; Birkmire, R. W. / CuxS back contact for CdTe solar cells. In: Revista Mexicana de Fisica. 2007 ; Vol. 53, No. 1. pp. 5-8.
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