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Title: Preferred orientation in polycrystalline Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} and its effect on absorber thin-films and devices

Abstract

The purpose of this work is to investigate physical properties of Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} polycrystalline thin-films exhibiting a high degree of preferred orientation. Specifically, by using Na-free Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} thin-films, it is intended to experimentally determine differences (if any) between films with a (110/102)-preferred orientation and films with a (112)-preferred orientation. The approach to the problem is a systematic comparative analysis of film and device properties in which the most significant variable is the preferred orientation of the Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} polycrystalline absorbers. To complement the results of Na-free absorbers and devices, a microstructural analysis is presented on (110)-oriented high efficiency Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} absorbers that are grown on standard Mo-coated soda-lime glass substrates.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
756259
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-520-28379
TRN: AH200017%%50
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Glasgow, (UK), 05/01/2000--05/05/2000; Other Information: PBD: 15 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COPPER SELENIDES; GALLIUM SELENIDES; INDIUM SELENIDES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; SOLAR ABSORBERS; COPPER SELENIDE SOLAR CELLS; INDIUM SELENIDE SOLAR CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAICS; CU(IN,GA)SE2; PREFERRED ORIENTATION; ANISOTROPY; THIN-FILMS; DEVICE PROPERTIES

Citation Formats

Contreras, M. A., Jones, K. M., Gedvilas, L., and Matson, R. Preferred orientation in polycrystalline Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} and its effect on absorber thin-films and devices. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Contreras, M. A., Jones, K. M., Gedvilas, L., & Matson, R. Preferred orientation in polycrystalline Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} and its effect on absorber thin-films and devices. United States.
Contreras, M. A., Jones, K. M., Gedvilas, L., and Matson, R. Mon . "Preferred orientation in polycrystalline Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} and its effect on absorber thin-films and devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/756259.
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title = {Preferred orientation in polycrystalline Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} and its effect on absorber thin-films and devices},
author = {Contreras, M. A. and Jones, K. M. and Gedvilas, L. and Matson, R.},
abstractNote = {The purpose of this work is to investigate physical properties of Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} polycrystalline thin-films exhibiting a high degree of preferred orientation. Specifically, by using Na-free Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} thin-films, it is intended to experimentally determine differences (if any) between films with a (110/102)-preferred orientation and films with a (112)-preferred orientation. The approach to the problem is a systematic comparative analysis of film and device properties in which the most significant variable is the preferred orientation of the Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} polycrystalline absorbers. To complement the results of Na-free absorbers and devices, a microstructural analysis is presented on (110)-oriented high efficiency Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} absorbers that are grown on standard Mo-coated soda-lime glass substrates.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
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