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Title: Investigation of deep level defects in CdTe thin films

In the past few years, a large body of work has been dedicated to CdTe thin film semiconductors, as the electronic and optical properties of CdTe nanostructures make them desirable for photovoltaic applications. The performance of semiconductor devices is greatly influenced by the deep levels. Knowledge of parameters of deep levels present in as-grown materials and the identification of their origin is the key factor in the development of photovoltaic device performance. Photo Induced Current Transient Spectroscopy technique (PICTS) has proven to be a very powerful method for the study of deep levels enabling us to identify the type of traps, their activation energy and apparent capture cross section. In the present work, we report the effect of growth parameters and LASER irradiation intensity on the photo-electric and transport properties of CdTe thin films prepared by Close-Space Sublimation method using SiC electrical heating element. CdTe thin films were grown at three different source temperatures (630, 650 and 700 °C). The grown films were irradiated with Nd:YAG LASER and characterized by Photo-Induced Current Transient Spectroscopy, Photocurrent measurementand Current Voltage measurements. The defect levels are found to be significantly influenced by the growth temperature.
Authors:
;  [1] ; ;  [2] ; ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna, Viale Berti Pichat 6/2, I-40127 Bologna (Italy)
  2. Crystal Growth Lab, Department of Materials Physics, Faculty of Science, University Autonoma of Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, 28049, Madrid (Spain)
  3. Institute of Technical Physics, Riga Technical University, 14 Azenes Str, Riga, Latvia, Department of Materials (Latvia)
  4. Department of Physics and Astronomy,University of Bologna, Viale Berti Pichat 6/2, I-40127 Bologna (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22263678
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1583; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICDS-2013: 27. international conference on defects in semiconductors, Bologna (Italy), 21-26 Jul 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ACTIVATION ENERGY; CADMIUM TELLURIDES; CROSS SECTIONS; DEFECTS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; HEATING; IRRADIATION; LASER RADIATION; NANOSTRUCTURES; NEODYMIUM LASERS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SILICON CARBIDES; SPECTROSCOPY; SUBLIMATION; THIN FILMS; TRANSIENTS