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A Study of the CdS/CuIn(Ga)Se2 Interface in Thin Film Solar Cells

  • Kannan Ramanathan (a1), Holm Wiesner (a1), Sally Asher (a1), David Niles (a1), John Webb (a1), James Keane (a1) and Rommel Noufi (a1)...


In this paper we describe our research efforts directed towards the understanding of the CdS/CuInGaSe2junctions and, specifically, the interaction of the chemical bath with the CuInGaSe2 (CIGS). We find that Cd and S diffuse into the absorber during the CdS growth. Heating the absorbers in Cd partial baths resuled in a significant improvement in the ZnO/CIGS device properties. Photoluminescence measurements indicate that the effect of Cd is very similar to that of CBD CdS.



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