Title

Single Source Precursors for Fabrication of I-III-VI2 Thin-film Solar Cells via Spray CVD

Editor(s)

Rau, U. and Rockett, A. A. and McCandless, B. E. and Wada, T.

Abstract

The development of thin-film solar cells on flexible, lightweight, space-qualified substrates provides an attractive cost solution to fabricating solar arrays with high specific power (W/kg). Thin-film fabrication studies demonstrate that ternary single source precursors can be used in either a hot, or cold-wall spray chemical vapour deposition reactor, for depositing CuInS2, CuGaS2 and CuGaInS2 at reduced temperatures (400-450 °C), which display good electrical and optical properties suitable for photovoltaic devices. X-ray diffraction studies, energy dispersive spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy confirmed the formation of the single phase CIS, CGS, CIGS thin-films on various substrates at reduced temperatures. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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