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Title: Method for making graded I-III-VI.sub.2 semiconductors and solar cell obtained thereby

Abstract

Improved cell photovoltaic conversion efficiencies are obtained by the simultaneous elemental reactive evaporation process of Mickelsen and Chen for making semiconductors by closer control of the evaporation rates and substrate temperature during formation of the near contact, bulk, and near junction regions of a graded I-III-VI.sub.2, thin film, semiconductor, such as CuInSe.sub.2 /(Zn,Cd)S or another I-III-VI.sub.2 /II-VI heterojunction.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Seattle, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Solar Energy Research Institute
OSTI Identifier:
866326
Patent Number(s):
4684761
Application Number:
06/850,461
Assignee:
Boeing Company (Seattle, WA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
ZL-4-04068-1
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; graded; i-iii-vi; semiconductors; solar; cell; obtained; improved; photovoltaic; conversion; efficiencies; simultaneous; elemental; reactive; evaporation; process; mickelsen; chen; closer; control; rates; substrate; temperature; formation; near; contact; bulk; junction; regions; film; semiconductor; cuinse; zn; cd; ii-vi; heterojunction; conversion efficiencies; solar cell; substrate temperature; reactive evaporation; photovoltaic conversion; evaporation process; rate temperature; cell photovoltaic; improved cell; junction region; /136/257/427/438/

Citation Formats

Devaney, Walter E. Method for making graded I-III-VI.sub.2 semiconductors and solar cell obtained thereby. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Devaney, Walter E. Method for making graded I-III-VI.sub.2 semiconductors and solar cell obtained thereby. United States.
Devaney, Walter E. Tue . "Method for making graded I-III-VI.sub.2 semiconductors and solar cell obtained thereby". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866326.
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title = {Method for making graded I-III-VI.sub.2 semiconductors and solar cell obtained thereby},
author = {Devaney, Walter E.},
abstractNote = {Improved cell photovoltaic conversion efficiencies are obtained by the simultaneous elemental reactive evaporation process of Mickelsen and Chen for making semiconductors by closer control of the evaporation rates and substrate temperature during formation of the near contact, bulk, and near junction regions of a graded I-III-VI.sub.2, thin film, semiconductor, such as CuInSe.sub.2 /(Zn,Cd)S or another I-III-VI.sub.2 /II-VI heterojunction.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {8}
}

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