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|Title: ||Intragranular defects in As-deposited and Cadmium Chloride treated Polycrystalline Cadmium Telluride solar cells|
|Authors: ||Fiducia, Thomas|
Barth, Kurt L.
Sampath, Walajabad S.
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Publisher: ||© IEEE|
|Citation: ||FIDUCIA, T. ...et al., 2016. Intragranular defects in As-deposited and Cadmium Chloride treated Polycrystalline Cadmium Telluride solar cells. Presented at the 43rd IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference, Portland, OR, 5-10th June, pp. 3366-3390.|
|Abstract: ||Atomic-scale defects limit the open circuit Voltage, and the conversion efficiency of thin film polycrystalline cadmium telluride solar cells. Using state of the art aberration corrected high resolution transmission electron microscopy, the type, density and atomic structure of intragranular defects present in cadmium chloride treated and untreated CdTe has
been established. The cadmium chloride activation process dramatically reduces defect density but faults do remain. Characterizing the defects in both materials is an essential first step to determining their potential electrical effects, and to
understanding how the cadmium chloride treatment reduces their density. Improving our knowledge of the mechanisms involved can lead to further process improvements.|
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|Sponsor: ||This work was funded by the UKERC
Supergen SuperSolar Hub .|
|Publisher Link: ||https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7750295|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
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