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12 December 1989 Electrodeposition Of Cdte Thin Films For Photovoltaic Applications
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Cadmium telluride thin films were deposited on ITO, Mo and S.S. substrates by short circuiting the substrates to a cadmium foil immersed in a solution containing CdSO4 saturated with Te02. These films were characterized by x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and optical absorption measurements. Deposition was carried out by changing the bath temperature. The pH of the deposition bath was around 2. X-ray diffraction data indicate that the crystallinity improves with increase of bath temperature. Optical absorption measurements have yielded a direct bandgap value of 1.47 eV.
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I. Radhakrishna, K. R. Murali, K. Nagaraja Rao, and V. K. Venkatesan "Electrodeposition Of Cdte Thin Films For Photovoltaic Applications", Proc. SPIE 1149, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion VIII, (12 December 1989); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.962176
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