The growth model of CdTe thin film by close spaced sublimation

Guogen Liu, Zimeng Cheng, George E. Georgiou, Ken K. Chin

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Abstract

Close spaced sublimation (CSS) has attractive features for high-rate deposition of CdS/CdTe thin film solar modules. CSS has been successfully implemented in commercial production of CdTe solar panels with size of 0.6 m × 1.2 m and 1.2 m × 1.6 m. A CSS growth model is a useful tool to guide the CdTe thin film deposition and the design of CSS. In this paper, a growth model was developed for CdTe deposition including diffusion limited, sublimation limited and reaction limited with the presence of oxygen. 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. The model may prove very useful for optimization of the CSS process with respect to its design variables (pressure, temperature, etc.).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479979448
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 2015
Event42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2015Jun 19 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015

Other

Other42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period6/14/156/19/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

Keywords

  • CSS
  • CdS/CdTe
  • growth model

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