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This acts to form the photovoltaic junction at the CdTe/CdS interface 3,4 and to passivate the grain boundaries 5 , making it essential in achiev-ing high device efficiencies. Download Free PDF. Cadmium sulphide thin films have been grown using a modified chemical bath deposition method with four innovative features: i) ethylenediamine was used as the complexing agent, enabling the use of low cadmium concentrations, ii) a rectangular bath geometry with heated glass plate walls was employed, iii) a low deposition temperature (30 °C) was used and iv) nitrogen gas was flowed over the substrate surface during growth. Their applications to energy-efficient windows are covered in detail, experimentally as well as theoretically, and briefer discussions are given applications to solar cells and solar collectors. Conductive oxides utilized in this work include SnO2, ITO, CdIn2O4, and Cd2SnO4. The thickness of CdS was constant at 50–55 nm while the CdTe thicknesses ranged from 0.25μm–2.1 μm. Herna! The advantages of the present method over the x-ray diffraction technique are discussed. On inspection, films were found to be specularly reflective and homogeneous with no visible pinholes. Two hole transitions up to state have been observed, the bound exciton lines have been identified. This novel cell is capable of converting light and heat into electricity via combined photovoltaic and thermoelectric processes, providing a simple and elegant material structure for development of high efficiency solar cells which can harvest solar energy over a wider solar spectrum. Several techniques such us photoluminescence, cathodoluminescence, and scanning electron microscopy have been used to show their existence and their hexagonal crystalline phase. Chlorine segregates at GBs and at the CdS/CdTe interface and bonding to cadmium and tellurium is indicated. With a Cu‐free MoO3/Te buffer material, a V OC of 733 mV, a fill factor of 62.3%, and an efficiency of 10.0% were obtained. The structures of the CdTe films were determined by XRD and a strong (111) orientation was observed within the temperature range 250 °C–470 °C. A multiple-step mixing process must be inferred to account for the diffraction profiles obtained. Photoinduced electron transfer (PET) from N‐methylaniline (NMA) to a photoexcited CdTe quantum dot (QD*) is studied in toluene. The energy range probed with the AS is narrower than that of the DLTS method. Possible effects of oxygen on this mechanism are also discussed. W and Mo films are deposited by a W(CO)6 based CVD process at atmospheric pressure and low temperatures (250–300)°C. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Passivation of grain boundaries (GBs) and interfaces to suppress recombination and to improve minority carrier lifetime (MCLT) is essential for the functionality of devices based on polycrystalline materials. CdTe solar cells with a single-phase hexagonal Cu2Te layer annealed at a temperature of 180 °C show a good ohmic-contact behavior. All-sputtered cells of this type were demonstrated as having efficiencies of 12.5% for 5 × 5 mm2 contacts. ZMO/CdTe solar cells with metallic Cu and CuCl with LTA and RTA treatment. It was shown that films possessed a low surface roughness value of 5.2 nm, were highly crystalline, textured, had a grain size of 15 nm and a bandgap of 2.42 eV. However, when Cu was included the peak performance of devices having P3HT/Cu/Au and Cu/Au contacts were comparable at 14.7% respectively but the P3HT/Cu/Au contact displayed a significantly higher average performance through increased uniformity of the device response. To read the full-text of this research, you can request a copy directly from the authors. 37 Full PDFs related to this paper. SnO2-based alloy HRT layers were deposited via atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition (APCVD). With optimum cell post-deposition processing, we obtained cells with efficiencies of 8.0%, 11.0%, 12.5% for CdTe thicknesses, respectively, of 0.25, 0.50, 0.75 μm. Depending on whether the TCs are reflecting or not in the near infrared pertinent to solar irradiation, the TCs can serve in “solar control” or “low-emittance” windows. In contrast, MA2InCuCl6 exhibits an indirect band gap between 1.31 and 2.09 eV depending on the choice of exchange-correlation functional. Stable CdTe solar cells with reasonable back contact characteristics have been prepared using metal/Sb2Te3 layer sequences. Here we demonstrate that solar cells prepared using MgCl 2 , which is non-toxic and costs less than a cent per gram, have efficiencies (around 13%) identical to those of a CdCl 2 -processed control group. The most commonly used transparent contacts are SnO2 and ITO, due to their electro-optical properties and chemical and thermal stability. The latter two features eliminate the formation and adherence of gas bubbles on the substrate during growth, hence reducing pinhole formation. David Albin. Work supported by NREL and NSF. Evaporated Au contacts to electroplated p‐CdTe films were studied. A growth mechanism by which development of the [2 1 1] preferred orientation may accompany grain growth is described. Bi-doped CdTe thin films where the films were air annealed at the different temperatures. Although an Sb diffusion into the CdTe absorber is observed, no increase of p-doping in the surface region is evident. The size of the critical cluster is explained by the thermodynamic properties of the system and by the amount of interface misfit strain energy of CdTe lattice with respect to the substrate. Study of Interfacial Charge Transfer from an Electron Rich Organic Molecule to CdTe Quantum Dot by using Stern‐Volmer and Stochastic Kinetic Models, Nucleation and early stage growth of CdTe thin films deposited by close space sublimation, P3HT as a pinhole blocking back contact for CdTe thin film solar cells, In-depth analysis of chloride treatments for thin-film CdTe solar cells, Monocrystalline CdTe solar cells with open-circuit voltage over 1 V and efficiency of 17%, CdTe solar cells with open-circuit voltage breaking the 1 V barrier, Modification of electron states in CdTe absorber due to a buffer layer in CdS/CdTe solar cells, Iron pyrite nanocrystal film serves as a copper-free back contact for polycrystalline CdTe thin film solar cells, A low-cost non-toxic post-growth activation step for CdTe solar cells, Grain-Boundary-Enhanced Carrier Collection in CdTe Solar Cells, Recent Developments of Flexible CdTe Solar Cells on Metallic Substrates: Issues and Prospects, Doping of polycrystalline CdTe for high-efficiency solar cells on flexible metal foil, Band diagrams and performance of CdTe solar cells with a Sb2Te3 back contact buffer layer, Induced Recrystallization of CdTe Thin Films Deposited by Close-Spaced Sublimation, Optical Design and Fabrication of Fully Sputtered CdTe/CdS Solar Cells, Surface Analysis of CdTe After Various Pre-Contact Treatments, Microtexture of chloride treated CdTe thin films deposited by CSS technique, Grain and crystal texture properties of absorber layers in MOCVD-grown CdTe/CdS solar cells, Type conversion, contacts, and surface effects in electroplated CdTe films, Band alignment of front contact layers for high-efficiency CdTe solar cells, New perspective on the performance stability of CdTe solar cells, New Results on the Development of a Thin Film p-CdTe/n-CdS Heterojunction Solar Cell, Enhancing the photo-currents of CdTe thin-film solar cells in both short and long wavelength regions, A comparative study of microstructural stability and sulphur diffusion in CdS/CdTe photovoltaic devices, Co-sputtered Zn1−XSnXO buffer layers for CdTe thin film solar cells, Impact of CdTe surface composition on doping and device performance in close Space sublimation deposited CdTe solar cells, The role of drift, diffusion, and recombination in time-resolved photoluminescence of CdTe solar cells determined through numerical simulation, Focussed ion beam and field emission gun–scanning electron microscopy for the investigation of voiding and interface phenomena in thin-film solar cells, CdTe/CdS thin film solar cells grown in substrate configuration, Tailoring Impurity Distribution in Polycrystalline CdTe Solar Cells for Enhanced Minority Carrier Lifetime, Sputtered CdS/CdTe solar cells with MoO3−x/Au back contacts, Effect of sodium on recrystallization and photovoltaic properties of CdTe solar cells, Improvements in ultra-thin CdS/CdTe solar cells, Development of MoOx thin films as back contact buffer for CdTe solar cells in substrate configuration, Electrical properties of CdTe/CdS solar cells investigated with conductive atomic force microscopy, Stable, high efficiency thin film solar cells produced by electrodeposition of cadmium telluride, Recrystallization and sulfur diffusion in CdCl2-treated CdTe/CdS thin films, Nucleation and growth mechanism of CdTe cluster grown on CdS films, Impact of Interface Recombination on Time Resolved Photoluminescence (TRPL) Decays in CdTe Solar Cells (Numerical Simulation Analysis): Preprint, Recrystallization of PVD CdTe thin films induced by CdCl2 treatment - A comparison between vapor and solution processes, Comparative study of CdS/CdTe cells fabricated with and without evaporated Te-layer, In situ deposition of cadmium chloride films using MOCVD for CdTe solar cells, Microstructure of CdTe thin films after mixed nitric and phosphoric acids etching and (HgTe, CuTe)-graphite pasting, Growth regimes of CdTe deposited by close-spaced sublimation for application in thin film solar cells, Transparent Conductors as Solar Energy Materials: A Panoramic Review, Stability study of CdS/CdTe solar cells made with Ag and Ni back-contacts, Transparent Conductors and Buffer Layers for CdTe Solar Cells, Cu inclusion and migration from back contact in CdTe solar cells, Development of low temperature approaches to device quality CdS: A modified geometry for solution growth of thin films and their characterisation, Control of grain size in sublimation-grown CdTe, and the improvement in performance of devices with systematically increased grain size, Effect of back-contact barrier on thin-film CdTe solar cells, Quantification of losses in thin-film polycrystalline solar cells. Li et al. Free PDF. Quenching of CdTe, following its annealing in Te atmosphere at 350–550°C, leads to p-type conductivity with hole concentrations of ∼2×1016cm−3. The untreated physical-vapor-deposited CdTe films had small grains, with ≪111≫ texture, and a large concentration of deep levels. XPS and GI-XRD analyses of the surface residue left by our solution-based CdCl 2 treatment do not indicate the presence of a significant amount of CdCl 2 . Using first-principles band structure methods we studied the general chemical trends of defect formation in II-VI semiconductors. A proper balance between the impurities and the defects could be achieved by suitable thermal treatment. A typical thickness of CdS layer used in solar cells is in the range of 10–500 nm. Roll-to-roll manufacturing of CdTe solar cells on flexible metal foil substrates is one of the most attractive options for low-cost photovoltaic module production. Photocatalytic properties and super-hydrophilicity are touched upon. Formation of low resistance back contacts in, CdTe thin film solar cells has been a research issue for many years. We report on our investigation of the microstructure and composition of the surface of CdTe films after mixed nitric and phosphoric (NP) acids etching, (HgTe, CuTe)-graphite pasting, and thermal annealing. Of all the metals studied as substrates for CdTe solar cells, molybdenum appears the most favorable candidate, while close spaced sublimation (CSS), electrodeposition (ED), magnetic sputtering (MS), and high vacuum thermal evaporation (HVE) have been found to be most common deposition technologies used for CdTe on metal foils. 3% have been prepared on a borosilicate glass substrate of 4 multiplied by 4 cm**2 by successively repeating screen printing and heating (sintering) of each paste of CdS, CdTe and C. The CdS paste consists of CdS, CdCl//2, GaCl//2 and propylene glycol (PG). Other applications rely on the electrical conductivity of the TCs, which make them useful as current collectors in solar cells and for inserting and extracting electrical charge in electrochromic “smart windows” capable of combining energy efficiency and indoor comfort in buildings. This suggests that focus on improved or more controlled grain boundary treatments may provide a route to achieving higher cell voltages and thus efficiencies. In spite of the doping effect, cells, which were CdCl2-treated in the presence of sodium, showed deterioration of photovoltaic performance due to excessive CdS–CdTe intermixing and electrical shunting. The incubation time is related to the time of formation of a “critical CdTe cluster”. Maximize CdTe solar cell performance through copper activation engineering. (CdCl2) processing step, since such impurities are likely to affect the CdTe/CdS device performance. CdTe solar cells. eta-solar cell we deposited a CuSCN layer by chemical solution deposition. It was found that the Au contacts depleted the excess Te present on the surface of Br 2 ‐methanol etched p‐CdTe films. intersecting hexagonal nanoplates, synthesized by a low cost, facile and scalable microwave synthesis route, is reported as a fascinating CE for QDSSCs. Binary and ternary transparent oxides of Cd, In, Zn, and Sn have been prepared by sputtering and chemical vapor deposition, and their structural and electro-optical properties have been investigated. of CdS/CdTe Thin–film PV Solar Cells. The interest in the other materials is of more recent origin and, in the case of InP and CuInSe2, has been inspired by the observation of high (~ 15 and 12.5%, respectively) conversion efficiencies when they are fabricated into single crystal heterojunctions with CdS as the window material. This study investigates the key issues in the fabrication of CdTe solar cells on metallic substrates, their trends, and characteristics as well as effects on solar cell performance. Density functional calculations reveal the mechanism, and further indicate the grain boundaries are inverted to n type, establishing local p-n junctions which assist electron-hole pair separation. Application of the nucleation model to influence the growth of solar cell quality CdTe layers is demonstrated by the use of elevated gas pressures to increase grain size. This thesis presents various studies into the effects of both growth and processing conditions on a) the electrical properties of interfaces of the CdTe solar cell, and b) the photovoltaic (PV) performance. We observed substantial differences, Based on the optical constants, calculations of optical losses in CdS/CdTe solar cells have been carried out taking into account reflections at the interfaces and absorption in the TCO and CdS layers. Recommendations for processing condition optimization are made based on the results of this study. The defects arrangement in the layer should promote the diffusion of such impurities as Cu, P, As etc. Single-crystal CdTe solar cells with Voc greater than 900 mV. These cells were exposed to an accelerated stress test. D.-B. Several CdTe/CdS thin-film samples with different CdTe film thicknesses were treated in air at 415°C for different times with and without a surface coating of CdCl2. Cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaics or also called Cadmium telluride solar cell is a kind of photovoltaic (PV) technology that can produce electricity from sunlight using a thin-film of compound cadmium telluride to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity. For CdS CBD, the extent of the desired heterogeneous reaction on the substrate surface is limited by two major factors, the competing homogeneous reaction in solution and deposition of material on the CBD reactor walls. These include SnO2, In2O3, and Zn2SnO4. In addition, efficiencies of up to 13% have been measured for small cells based on electrodeposited CdTe. Several resistive oxides have been found to be effective buffer layers. Cadmium telluride PV is the only thin film technology with lower costs than conventional solar cells made of crystalline silicon in multi-kilowatt systems. buffer layers. CdTe solar cell cross sections are examined in high detail with as-grown and CdCl2-treated devices being compared. The crystalline texture, lattice parameter and grain size were measured as a function of thickness for the as-grown layers, and as a function of annealing temperature and time for annealing in both nitrogen (N2) and cadmium chloride (CdCl2) environments. The energy gap of CdS is 2.42 eV. This is caused by the fact that the conventional device structure must be inverted, which imposes severe restrictions on device processing and consequently limits the electronic quality of the CdTe layer. The absorber layer is made from direct band gap CdTe TFs. This corresponds to the point at which the series resistance is no longer dominated by grain boundaries, but by the contacts. : 2011 213 839 Session : 2011-2012 Examination Roll No. In both HRT systems, controlling electron affinity to optimize front contact band alignment is an important consideration. While VOC is not sensitive to the thickness of the MoO3 layer, FF is very sensitive. Acceptor loss can be explained by a redistribution of Cu inside the CdTe layer, possibly from within the grains to grain boundaries. Analyzing the efficiency of CdS/CdTe solar cells, however, one is forced to assume the concentration of uncompensated acceptors in the CdTe layer to be 10 16-1017 cm 3 and even higher (a narrow depletion layer is assumed). Analysis indicates that present modules are limited in efficiency by shunt resistance and optical absorption losses in the glass superstrate. The limitations of each deep-level characterization technique dictated by the polycrystalline nature of the CdTe/CdS heterostructure, were taken in consideration. Of the methods tested for their effectiveness in removing the residue, only HNO 3 etches removed all detectable traces of chlorine from the surface. We found much weaker PL for films grown on borosilicate glass than for soda-lime glass. To fully understand the behavior of these materials, many devices were fabricated with either no CdS layer, a sublimated CdS layer, or a sputtered, oxygenated CdS layer. Metallic back contacts to CdS/CdTe solar cells will in general form Schottky barriers. Chemical modelling and speciation studies have enabled us to develop a process that comprises low cadmium concentrations and eliminates ammonia (which is volatile and undesirable for large scale CBD operations). We show that in a typical CdTe device under the typical experimental conditions used in our laboratories, the faster part of the decay is dominated by charge separation, whereas the slower part is dominated by carrier recombination. Interestingly, both CuInSe2 and CdTe high-efficiency thin film solar cells employ CdS as the heterojunction window. Timothy A. Gessert. Principal Scientist, Group Manager . Darius Kuciauskas. For the same reason, and also because of very low cost, organic materials have excited interest in certain quarters. CdTe thin films deposited by close spaced sublimation at low (LT) and high temperatures (HT) and submitted to a CdCl2 heat treatment. (d)–(g) Statistical results for MZO/CdTe solar cell performances with different CuCl annealing temperatures and CuCl solution volumes in RTA treatment. Thin films of CdTe were deposited onto CdS substrates held at temperatures in the range 250 to 550 °C. Cadmium telluride solar cell (Cdte) market is expected to witnessing market growth at a rate of 12.40% in the forecast period of 2020 to 2027. CdTe thin-film solar cells can be manufactured quickly and inexpensively, providing a lower-cost alternative to conventional silicon-based technologies. Comparisons are made between this work and previous studies of ZTO buffer layers. Possible approaches to significantly increase the doping limits are discussed. The performance of these CdS/CdTe solar cells was further evaluated under thermal stress at 200 °C in controlled environments. In addition to theoretical results, the experimentally determined performance parameters of silicon solar cells and their rate of change with temperature are also presented. A short summary of this paper. The growth of CdTe films on CdS/glass was investigated. Zn rich films (~85% Zn, ~15% Sn) were found to give higher device efficiency, η = 8.76 ± 0.43%, than Sn rich (~31% Zn, ~69% Sn) films, η = 6.76 ± 0.51%. This modeling analysis could improve the interpretation of TRPL data and increase the possibility of rapid defect characterization in thin-film solar cells. Using atomic force microscopy (AFM), we have obtained images of the coverage of CdTe deposited by radio-frequency magnetron sputtering (RF sputtering) on a CdS substrate. boundaries. For Cu‐free cells, two activation treatments were applied, whereas Cu‐containing cells were only treated once after the CdTe deposition. Also, high absorption coefficient is calculated from the results, which is ∼5 x 105 cm-1 in solar radiation spectrum. C-AFM is a new technique that uses the tip of an AFM to apply a potential between the tip and the sample, resulting in high spatial-resolution current images, as well as current versus voltage curves. The incorporation of the MoO3−x layer was found to improve the open circuit voltage (VOC) but reduce the fill factor (FF) of the sputtered CdS/CdTe cells. As a result, the classical five-parameter model [8] often fails to describe I-V-T characteristics of these heterojunction cells correctly (see Figure 1). When performed at the same conditions, the CdCl2 vapor treatment is more effective in the recrystallization and grain-growth processes than the solution CdCl2 treatment. 9%. [9] demonstrated significant discrepancy between the model predication using the five-parameter model and the actual panel measurement. Comparing to CdS, CdSe has a higher solubility in CdTe, resulting in stronger interdiffusion at the CdSe/CdTe interface and the formation of CdTe 1−xSex alloys with high x values. MZO layers resulted in high open-circuit voltage and device efficiency even with the complete elimination of the CdS layer. Parts of each film were annealed at 387 C and 400 C in the presence of CdCl2. CdTe solar cells are the second most common photovoltaic (PV) technology in the world marketplace after crystalline silicon, currently representing 5% of the world market. It has been shown that the losses caused by reflections at the interfaces result in lowering the short-circuit current by ~9 %, whereas absorption in the TCO and CdS layers with the typical, There are in addition to polycrystalline Si, amorphous Si, and Cu2S/CdS thin film solar cells, several other semiconductors that have exhibited potential as high-efficiency photovoltaic materials in thin film form: GaAs, CdTe, InP, Zn3P2, CdSe, Cu2Se, CuInSe2, ZnIn2Se4, and Cu2O. Characterisation was performed by atomic force microscopy, grazing incidence X-ray diffraction, optical transmittance and photo-luminescence spectroscopy. In this paper, the effects of sodium on structural and photovoltaic properties of low temperature grown CdTe solar cells are investigated in detail. In addition, this discovery may provide a viable solution to the heat problems in conventional solar cells. Modules based on all these thin films are promising candidates to meet DOE's long-range efficiency, reliability and manufacturing cost goals. The results give guidance to further improve the performance of CdTe solar cells. Interstitial tellurium is proposed as the 1.4 eV photoluminescence band killer in CdTe. Therefore, under the conditions investigated in this study, the slower part of the decay is a better parameter to explain the defect density in the CdTe layer. This design allows CdTe solar cells to be made thinner and more efficient. Based on these analyses, new strategies have been proposed for obtaining cheaper, more efficient, and viable flexible CdTe solar cells of the future. We explain this increase by the defect reaction between donors VTe and Tei. For the optimal treatment conditions, there was complete recrystallization and grain growth, and further decrease in stress. The presence of a back-contact barrier affects the current–voltage characteristics of thin-film CdS/CdTe/metal solar cells primarily by impeding hole transport, a current-limiting effect commonly referred to as “rollover.” In this work, the CdS/CdTe solar cell with a CdTe/metal back-contact barrier is modeled by two opposite polarity diodes in series. A central part of the manufacturing process involves doping the polycrystalline thin-film CdTe with CdCl 2 . 2.2. Average efficiency of modules produced is steadily increasing and standard deviation is decreasing; in a limited run of 12 modules, results were 6.3% ({plus_minus} 0.2%). In order to obtain MoOx buffer layers with desired stoichiometry, MoOx thin films were deposited by radio-frequency sputtering under different growth conditions. Band alignment does not indicate the formation of a good back contact. heterostructure systems. A discussion of TC-like materials with thermochromic and electrochromic properties follows in the final part. They have similar hole densities in the active layer (9 3 10 14 cm 23. effects of ITO layers of various thicknesses on the performance of CdS/CdTe solar cells are also studied. Ion implanted CdTe and CdS standards were used for SIMS quantification.It has been shown that O and Cu do not originate from the CdCl2 activation process. These cells remain reliant on the so-called chloride activation step in order to achieve high conversion efficiencies. The reference list is extensive and aims at giving an easy entrance to the many varied aspects of TCs. Request PDF | On Jan 1, 2012, Dr. Stephan Buecheler and others published CdTe Solar Cells solar cell | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate Applied Physics Letters, 2014. 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