CuxS(p) — CdZnS(n) — CdS(n+) Evaporated Thin Film Solar Cells

  • B. Bouchikhi
  • S. Chandrasekhar
  • F. Zapien Nataren
  • S. Martinuzzi
Conference paper

Summary

The orientation and size of crystallites may be improved in Cd1-y ZnyS films when they are condensed on a CdS layer previously deposited in the same vacuum provided that the ZnS concentration y does not exceed 12 %. Backwall cells were made by means of the solid state reaction for different ZnS concentrations. The photovoltage increases with ZnS concentration y while very little changes occur for the photocurrent when y values are in the range 0-0.12.

The current transport mechanism remains dominated by recombination tunneling currents. L.B.I.C. scannings indicate that the photoresponse of the cells are quite homogenous.

Keywords

Sulfide Recombination ECSC 

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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels and Luxembourg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Bouchikhi
    • 1
  • S. Chandrasekhar
    • 1
  • F. Zapien Nataren
    • 1
  • S. Martinuzzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Photoélectricité des Semi-conducteursUniversity of MarseilleMarseille Cedex 13France

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