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Title: Ultrasonically sprayed aluminium-doped zinc oxide layers for transparent conductive oxide in thin film solar cells
Authors: Arnou, Panagiota
Bowers, Jake W.
Walls, Michael
Keywords: Aluminium
Zinc oxide
Solar cells
Dye-sensitised solar cells
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Solar Energy Society
Citation: ARNOU, P., BOWERS, J.W. and WALLS, J.M., 2013. Ultrasonically sprayed aluminium-doped zinc oxide layers for transparent conductive oxide in thin film solar cells. In: Hutchins, M., Cole, A. and Watson, T. (eds.). Proceedings of 2013 9th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-9), Swansea, Great Britain, 10-12 April, pp. 231-234.
Abstract: Aluminium-doped zinc oxide (AZO) thin films have been deposited on glass substrates using ultrasonic spray deposition whilst varying the operational parameters. Electrical and optical properties were investigated as a function of the deposition parameters and the optimum conditions were defined. The optimum parameters result to films with a sheet resistance of ~6kΩ/□ when they are as deposited and to ~1kΩ/□ for annealed films in vacuum. The resulting transparency ranges from 80 to 85% for optimum films.
Sponsor: The authors are grateful to EPSRC Supergen for funding to support this project.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15765
Publisher Link: http://www.pvsat.org.uk/PVSAT-9_Proceedings-FINAL.pdf
ISBN: 0904963799
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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