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Author Kim, Donguk ♦ Park, Young ♦ Kim, Minha ♦ Choi, Youngkwan ♦ Park, Yong Seob ♦ Lee, Jaehyoeng
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword MATERIALS SCIENCE ♦ CADMIUM SULFIDES ♦ CADMIUM TELLURIDES ♦ CURRENTS ♦ MAGNETRONS ♦ OPTICAL PROPERTIES ♦ PHOTOLUMINESCENCE ♦ QUANTUM EFFICIENCY ♦ RAMAN SPECTRA ♦ RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY ♦ SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY ♦ SOLAR CELLS ♦ SPECTROPHOTOMETRY ♦ SPUTTERING ♦ SURFACES ♦ THIN FILMS ♦ X-RAY DIFFRACTION
Abstract Graphical abstract: Photo current–voltage curves (a) and the quantum efficiency (QE) (b) for the solar cell with CdS film grown at 300 °C. - Highlights: • CdS thin films were grown by a RF magnetron sputtering method. • Influence of growth temperature on the properties of CdS films was investigated. • At higher T{sub g}, the crystallinity of the films improved and the grains enlarged. • CdS/CdTe solar cells with efficiencies of 9.41% were prepared at 300 °C. - Abstract: CdS thin films were prepared by radio frequency magnetron sputtering at various temperatures. The effects of growth temperature on crystallinity, surface morphology and optical properties of the films were characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Raman spectra, UV–visible spectrophotometry, and photoluminescence (PL) spectra. As the growth temperature was increased, the crystallinity of the sputtered CdS films was improved and the grains were enlarged. The characteristics of CdS/CdTe thin film solar cell appeared to be significantly influenced by the growth temperature of the CdS films. Thin film CdS/CdTe solar cells with efficiencies of 9.41% were prepared at a growth temperature of 300 °C.
ISSN 00255408
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-09-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Materials Research Bulletin
Volume Number 69


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