Nanostructures of CdS thin films prepared by various technologies for thin film solar cells

Junfeng Han*, Yu Jian, Yuan He, Yunong Liu, Xiaolu Xiong, Limei Cha, V. Krishnakumar, H. J. Schimper

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Abstract

In this work, we reported TEM observations of several CdS thin films prepared by close space submission, sputtering, chemical bath deposition and electronic deposition technologies. The CdS layers prepared by close space submission and sputtering methods had larger grains (50-80 nm), while the CdS layers deposited by chemical bath had very small grains with the size of 5-10 nm. Electro deposited CdS yielded more like an epitaxial film. The optical and chemical properties showed good quality of CdS films prepared by all methods. In this work we proposed a suitable CdS multilayer structure to use it as a window layer in thin film solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume177
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CBD
  • CdS solar cells
  • CSS
  • Electrodeposition
  • Sputtering
  • Thin films

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