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Title: Systems and methods for solar cells with CIS and CIGS films made by reacting evaporated copper chlorides with selenium

Systems and methods for solar cells with CIS and CIGS films made by reacting evaporated copper chlorides with selenium are provided. In one embodiment, a method for fabricating a thin film device comprises: providing a semiconductor film comprising indium (In) and selenium (Se) upon a substrate; heating the substrate and the semiconductor film to a desired temperature; and performing a mass transport through vapor transport of a copper chloride vapor and se vapor to the semiconductor film within a reaction chamber.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1183901
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO) GFO
Patent Number(s):
9,054,264
Application Number:
13/779,363
Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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