20 November 1985 Characterization Of CdZnS/CuInSe2 Thin-Film Solar Cells
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Proceedings Volume 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85; (1985) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976085
Event: 1985 Albuquerque Conferences on Optics, 1985, Albuquerque, United States
Abstract
The development of a low-cost but efficient photovoltaic device has been a prime goal of recent research.1 Achieving the Department of Energy's cost objectives probably requires a technology based on either polycrystallilne or amorphous thin films. It is doubtful that single-crystal technology will be cost-competitive for the one-sun residential flat-plate collector application in the forseeable future. In order to meet efficiency goals, devices have been designed to circumvent the expected short lifetimes and diffusion lengths of polycrystalline materials. In such materials, one expects the grain surfaces to be efficient recombination sites. Therefore, the minority carrier diffusion length may be limited to about a one-grain diameter, which typically is about one micron or less in evaporated films.
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R. K. Ahrenkiel, R. K. Ahrenkiel, } "Characterization Of CdZnS/CuInSe2 Thin-Film Solar Cells", Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.976085; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976085
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