Fabrication of ultra-thin CdTe layers by the close-spaced sublimation techniques for CdTe/CdS solar cells

M. R. Karim, M. T. Raza, Z. A. Othman, H. A. Alturaif, Nowshad Amin

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Abstract

Close-spaced sublimation (CSS) of ultra-thin (~3-4 μm) CdTe layers for deposition on CdS-coated glass has been performed using a custom-designed CSS system. The deposition characteristics of CdTe have been studied on three types of CdS: firstly, CdS by Sputtering; secondly, CdS by CBD; and thirdly, CdS:O by Sputtering. Surface morphology was then studied using FESEM. XRD was performed to confirm the crystal properties of the film. UV-VIS spectrophotometery was used for determining the optical absorption and transmission characteristics of the film, which was further used to calculate the band gap of the deposited film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-429
Number of pages5
JournalChalcogenide Letters
Volume14
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017

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Sublimation
sublimation
Solar cells
solar cells
Fabrication
fabrication
Sputtering
sputtering
Light transmission
Light absorption
Surface morphology
Energy gap
optical absorption
Glass
Crystals
glass
crystals

Keywords

  • CdS
  • CdTe
  • CSS
  • Solar energy materials
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Karim, M. R., Raza, M. T., Othman, Z. A., Alturaif, H. A., & Amin, N. (2017). Fabrication of ultra-thin CdTe layers by the close-spaced sublimation techniques for CdTe/CdS solar cells. Chalcogenide Letters, 14(10), 425-429.

Fabrication of ultra-thin CdTe layers by the close-spaced sublimation techniques for CdTe/CdS solar cells. / Karim, M. R.; Raza, M. T.; Othman, Z. A.; Alturaif, H. A.; Amin, Nowshad.

In: Chalcogenide Letters, Vol. 14, No. 10, 01.10.2017, p. 425-429.

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Karim, MR, Raza, MT, Othman, ZA, Alturaif, HA & Amin, N 2017, 'Fabrication of ultra-thin CdTe layers by the close-spaced sublimation techniques for CdTe/CdS solar cells', Chalcogenide Letters, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 425-429.
Karim, M. R. ; Raza, M. T. ; Othman, Z. A. ; Alturaif, H. A. ; Amin, Nowshad. / Fabrication of ultra-thin CdTe layers by the close-spaced sublimation techniques for CdTe/CdS solar cells. In: Chalcogenide Letters. 2017 ; Vol. 14, No. 10. pp. 425-429.
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