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

Abstract

A photovoltaic device 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [1]
  1. Golden, CO
  2. Lakewood, CO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872381
Patent Number(s):
5922142
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute ()
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
C - CHEMISTRY C23 - COATING METALLIC MATERIAL C23C - COATING METALLIC MATERIAL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
photovoltaic; devices; comprising; cadmium; stannate; transparent; conducting; films; method; device; substrate; layer; cd; sno; disposed; front; contact; film; layers; semiconductor; materials; electrically; conductive; form; rear; electrical; formed; rf; sputter; coating; depositing; cadmium stannate; rf sputter; conductive film; front contact; photovoltaic devices; semiconductor materials; electrical contact; semiconductor material; electrically conductive; photovoltaic device; sputter coating; film comprising; devices comprising; transparent conducting; film disposed; conducting films; conducting film; /136/

Citation Formats

Wu, Xuanzhi, Coutts, Timothy J, Sheldon, Peter, and Rose, Douglas H. Photovoltaic devices comprising cadmium stannate transparent conducting films and method for making. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Wu, Xuanzhi, Coutts, Timothy J, Sheldon, Peter, & Rose, Douglas H. Photovoltaic devices comprising cadmium stannate transparent conducting films and method for making. United States.
Wu, Xuanzhi, Coutts, Timothy J, Sheldon, Peter, and Rose, Douglas H. Fri . "Photovoltaic devices comprising cadmium stannate transparent conducting films and method for making". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872381.
@article{osti_872381,
title = {Photovoltaic devices comprising cadmium stannate transparent conducting films and method for making},
author = {Wu, Xuanzhi and Coutts, Timothy J and Sheldon, Peter and Rose, Douglas H},
abstractNote = {A photovoltaic device 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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