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Title: CdTe devices and method of manufacturing same

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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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1221874
Assignee:
Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO) NREL
Patent Number(s):
9,147,793
Application Number:
14/127,261
Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jun 20
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

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