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Author Stringfellow, G. B. ♦ Greene, J. E.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword SOLAR ENERGY ♦ MATERIALS SCIENCE ♦ SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS ♦ COST ♦ CRYSTAL GROWTH ♦ EPITAXY ♦ FILMS ♦ ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS ♦ PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS ♦ SOLAR CELLS ♦ SPECTROSCOPY ♦ DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS ♦ EQUIPMENT ♦ MATERIALS ♦ ORGANIC COMPOUNDS ♦ PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS ♦ SOLAR EQUIPMENT ♦ Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion ♦ Other Materials- Preparation & Manufacture
Abstract We assess the opportunities for improving the quality and lowering the cost of thin crystalline semiconductor films for photovoltaics. We find that novel growth and processing methods can lower the cost of crystalline semiconductor films to satisfy the economic conditions for a major expansion of the photovoltaic industry. The research requirements are in the areas of novel precursors for vapor phase growth, atomic layer epitaxy for unprecedented control, and the requirement for novel in situ and ex situ probes to ensure that the new growth methods are producing the utmost in photovoltaic material quality. 42 refs.
ISSN 03615235
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1993-01-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Journal of Electronic Materials
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 1


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