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25 July 2013 Investigation of ITO layers for application as transparent contacts in flexible photovoltaic cell structures
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Proceedings Volume 8902, Electron Technology Conference 2013; 89022J (2013)
Event: Electron Technology Conference 2013, 2013, Ryn, Poland
In this paper authors present the mechanical, optical and electrical parameters of Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Transparent Conductive Layers (TCL) deposited on flexible substrate. Layers’ properties are analyzed and verified. Investigated Transparent Conductive Oxide (TCO) was deposited, using magnetron sputtering method. Flexible polymer PET (polyethylene terephthalate) foil was used as a substrate, in order to photovoltaic (PV) cell’s emitter contact application of investigated material. ITO-coated PET foils have been dynamically bent on numerous cylinders of various diameters according to the standard requirements. Resistance changes for each measured sample were measured and recorded during bending cycle. Thermal durability, as well as temperature influence on resistance and optical transmission are verified. Presented results were conducted to verify practical suitability and to evaluate possible applications of Indium Tin Oxide as a front contact in flexible photovoltaic cell structures.
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Katarzyna Znajdek and Maciej Sibiński "Investigation of ITO layers for application as transparent contacts in flexible photovoltaic cell structures", Proc. SPIE 8902, Electron Technology Conference 2013, 89022J (25 July 2013);

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