Skip to main content Accessibility help

Thin Films of p-Type CdTe Grown with Ion-Beam-Assisted Doping

  • Paul Sharps (a1), Alan L. Fahrenbruch (a1), Adolfo Lopez-Otero (a1) and Richard H. Bube (a1)


The purpose of the present work is to investigate p-CdTe thin films grown by ionassisted doping (IAD). Controlled doping in homo-epitaxial films resulting in carder densities up to 2×1017 cm-3 was obtained using P ions as the dopant. About 1.5% of the impinging P ions became electrically active in the films. Solar cells of n-CdS/p-CdTe were prepared and used as a diagnostic tool in understanding the p-CdTe films.



Hide All
1. Greene, J. E., Matooka, T., Sundgren, J.-E., Rockett, A., Gorbatkin, S., Lubben, D., and Barnett, S.A., J. Crystal Growth 79, 19 (1986).
2. Greene, J. E. and Barnett, S. A., Proc. Intl. Ion Engineering Congress-ISIAT '83 & IPAT '83, Kyoto 1983, 1049.
3. Bean, J. C. and Dingle, R., Appl. Phys. Lett. 35, 925 (1979).10.1063/1.91007
4. Ota, Y., J. Appl Phys. 51, 1102 (1980).10.1063/1.327717
5. Sugiura, H., J. Appl. Phys 51, 2630 (1980).
6. Shimizu, S. and Komiya, S., J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 18(3), 765 (1981)
7. Bajor, G. and Greene, J. E., J. Appl. Phys. 54, 1579 (1983).
8. Tyan, Y. S., Vazan, F., and Barge, T. S., Proc. 17th IEEE Photovoltaic Spec. Conf. 1984, 835.
9. Fortmann, C. M., Fahrenbruch, A. L., and Bube, R. H., J. Appl. Phys. 61, 2038 (1987).
10. Strauss, A. J., Rev. Phys. Appl. 12, 167 (1977).10.1051/rphysap:01977001202016700
11. Bube, R. H., Progress Report #2, SERI Subcontract XW-1-9330-1, April 30, 1981.
12. Bicknell, R. N., Giles, N. C., and Schetzina, J. F., Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 1735 (1986).
13. Schetzina, J. F. (private communication).
14. Ghandi, S. K., Tasker, N. R., and Bhat, I. B., Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 900 (1987).
15. Fahrenbruch, A. L., Lopez-Otero, A., Chien, K. F., Sharps, P., and Bube, R. H., Proc. 19th IEEE Photovoltaic Spec. Conf. 1987, 1309.
16. Thorpe, T. P. Jr., Fahrenbruch, A. L., and Bube, R. H., J. Appl. Phys. 60, 3622 (1986).
17. Huber, W., Fahrenbruch, A. L., Fortmann, C., and Bube, R. H., J Appl. Phys. 54, 4038 (1983).
18. CdTe single crystals grown at the Stanford University Center for Material Research Crystal Synthesis Lab by Raymakers, R. and Route, R..
19. Anthony, T., Fortmann, C., Huber, W., Bube, R. H., and A Fahrenbruch, Proc. 17th IEEE Photovoltaic Spec. Conf 1984, 827.
20. Kimmerling, L. C., J. Appl. Phys. 45, 1839 (1974).
21. Shiau, J. J., Fahrenbruch, A. L., and Bube, R. H., J. Appl. Phys. 59, 2879 (1986).


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed