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Title: CdTe devices and method of manufacturing same

Abstract

A method of producing polycrystalline CdTe materials and devices that incorporate the polycrystalline CdTe materials are provided. In particular, a method of producing polycrystalline p-doped CdTe thin films for use in CdTe solar cells in which the CdTe thin films possess enhanced acceptor densities and minority carrier lifetimes, resulting in enhanced efficiency of the solar cells containing the CdTe material are provided.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1221874
Patent Number(s):
9147793
Application Number:
14/127,261
Assignee:
Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jun 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Gessert, Timothy A., Noufi, Rommel, Dhere, Ramesh G., Albin, David S., Barnes, Teresa, Burst, James, Duenow, Joel N., and Reese, Matthew. CdTe devices and method of manufacturing same. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Gessert, Timothy A., Noufi, Rommel, Dhere, Ramesh G., Albin, David S., Barnes, Teresa, Burst, James, Duenow, Joel N., & Reese, Matthew. CdTe devices and method of manufacturing same. United States.
Gessert, Timothy A., Noufi, Rommel, Dhere, Ramesh G., Albin, David S., Barnes, Teresa, Burst, James, Duenow, Joel N., and Reese, Matthew. Tue . "CdTe devices and method of manufacturing same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1221874.
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abstractNote = {A method of producing polycrystalline CdTe materials and devices that incorporate the polycrystalline CdTe materials are provided. In particular, a method of producing polycrystalline p-doped CdTe thin films for use in CdTe solar cells in which the CdTe thin films possess enhanced acceptor densities and minority carrier lifetimes, resulting in enhanced efficiency of the solar cells containing the CdTe material are provided.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
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