CdTe growth model by close spaced sublimation

Guogen Liu, Xuehai Tan, Zimeng Cheng, Alan Delahoy, George E. Georgiou, Laurent Simon, Ken K. Chin

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Close spaced sublimation (CSS) has attractive features for high-rate deposition of CdS/CdTe thin film solar modules. It is necessary to have a solid growth model to explain their growth. In past 20 years, there are several growth models which are conflict each other. In this paper, a growth model was developed for CdTe deposition. The model can explain the effect of source and substrate temperature, ambient gas pressure and the separation between source and substrate on the growth rate of CdTe by CSS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509027248
StatePublished - Nov 18 2016
Event43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016 - Portland, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2016Jun 10 2016

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Other43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • CSS
  • CdS/CdTe
  • growth model


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