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Title: Photovoltaic devices comprising cadmium stannate transparent conducting films and method for making

Abstract

A photovoltaic device is disclosed having a substrate, a layer of Cd[sub 2]SnO[sub 4] disposed on said substrate as a front contact, a thin film comprising two or more layers of semiconductor materials disposed on said layer of Cd[sub 2]SnO[sub 4], and an electrically conductive film disposed on said thin film of semiconductor materials to form a rear electrical contact to said thin film. The device is formed by RF sputter coating a Cd[sub 2]SnO[sub 4] layer onto a substrate, depositing a thin film of semiconductor materials onto the layer of Cd[sub 2]SnO[sub 4], and depositing an electrically conductive film onto the thin film of semiconductor materials. 10 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6190479
Patent Number(s):
5922142
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-746798
Assignee:
Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 18 Nov 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CADMIUM STANNATES; DESIGN; ELECTRIC CONTACTS; FABRICATION; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SUBSTRATES; CADMIUM COMPOUNDS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; STANNATES; TIN COMPOUNDS; 140501* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion

Citation Formats

Wu, X, Coutts, T J, Sheldon, P, and Rose, D H. Photovoltaic devices comprising cadmium stannate transparent conducting films and method for making. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Wu, X, Coutts, T J, Sheldon, P, & Rose, D H. Photovoltaic devices comprising cadmium stannate transparent conducting films and method for making. United States.
Wu, X, Coutts, T J, Sheldon, P, and Rose, D H. Tue . "Photovoltaic devices comprising cadmium stannate transparent conducting films and method for making". United States.
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title = {Photovoltaic devices comprising cadmium stannate transparent conducting films and method for making},
author = {Wu, X and Coutts, T J and Sheldon, P and Rose, D H},
abstractNote = {A photovoltaic device is disclosed having a substrate, a layer of Cd[sub 2]SnO[sub 4] disposed on said substrate as a front contact, a thin film comprising two or more layers of semiconductor materials disposed on said layer of Cd[sub 2]SnO[sub 4], and an electrically conductive film disposed on said thin film of semiconductor materials to form a rear electrical contact to said thin film. The device is formed by RF sputter coating a Cd[sub 2]SnO[sub 4] layer onto a substrate, depositing a thin film of semiconductor materials onto the layer of Cd[sub 2]SnO[sub 4], and depositing an electrically conductive film onto the thin film of semiconductor materials. 10 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {7}
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