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Title: Growth of photovoltaic semiconductors

Abstract

We assess the opportunities for improving the quality and lowering the cost of thin crystalline semiconductor films for photovoltaics. We find that novel growth and processing methods can lower the cost of crystalline semiconductor films to satisfy the economic conditions for a major expansion of the photovoltaic industry. The research requirements are in the areas of novel precursors for vapor phase growth, atomic layer epitaxy for unprecedented control, and the requirement for novel in situ and ex situ probes to ensure that the new growth methods are producing the utmost in photovoltaic material quality. 42 refs.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Bell Communications Research, Red Bank, NJ (United States)
  2. Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City (United States)
  3. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6506514
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Electronic Materials (A.I.M.E. Metallurgical Society); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22:1; Journal ID: ISSN 0361-5235
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; COST; CRYSTAL GROWTH; EPITAXY; FILMS; ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; SOLAR CELLS; SPECTROSCOPY; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; 140501* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion; 360601 - Other Materials- Preparation & Manufacture

Citation Formats

Yablonovitch, E, Stringfellow, G B, and Greene, J E. Growth of photovoltaic semiconductors. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.1007/BF02665723.
Yablonovitch, E, Stringfellow, G B, & Greene, J E. Growth of photovoltaic semiconductors. United States. doi:10.1007/BF02665723.
Yablonovitch, E, Stringfellow, G B, and Greene, J E. Fri . "Growth of photovoltaic semiconductors". United States. doi:10.1007/BF02665723.
@article{osti_6506514,
title = {Growth of photovoltaic semiconductors},
author = {Yablonovitch, E and Stringfellow, G B and Greene, J E},
abstractNote = {We assess the opportunities for improving the quality and lowering the cost of thin crystalline semiconductor films for photovoltaics. We find that novel growth and processing methods can lower the cost of crystalline semiconductor films to satisfy the economic conditions for a major expansion of the photovoltaic industry. The research requirements are in the areas of novel precursors for vapor phase growth, atomic layer epitaxy for unprecedented control, and the requirement for novel in situ and ex situ probes to ensure that the new growth methods are producing the utmost in photovoltaic material quality. 42 refs.},
doi = {10.1007/BF02665723},
journal = {Journal of Electronic Materials (A.I.M.E. Metallurgical Society); (United States)},
issn = {0361-5235},
number = ,
volume = 22:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}