Induced Recrystallization of CdTe Thin Films Deposited by Close-Spaced Sublimation

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We have deposited CdTe thin films by close-spaced sublimation at two different temperature ranges. The films deposited at the lower temperature partially recrystallized after CdCl2 treatment at 350 C and completely recrystallized after the same treatment at 400 C. The films deposited at higher temperature did not recrystallize at these two temperatures. These results confirmed that the mechanisms responsible for changes in physical properties of CdTe films treated with CdCl2 are recrystallization and grain growth, and provided an alternative method to deposit CSS films using lower temperatures.

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Moutinho, H. R.; Dhere, R. G.; Al-Jassim, M. M.; Levi, D. H.; Kazmerski, L. L. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) & Mayo, B. (Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA) October 26, 1998.

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We have deposited CdTe thin films by close-spaced sublimation at two different temperature ranges. The films deposited at the lower temperature partially recrystallized after CdCl2 treatment at 350 C and completely recrystallized after the same treatment at 400 C. The films deposited at higher temperature did not recrystallize at these two temperatures. These results confirmed that the mechanisms responsible for changes in physical properties of CdTe films treated with CdCl2 are recrystallization and grain growth, and provided an alternative method to deposit CSS films using lower temperatures.

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  • Presented at the National Center for Photovoltaics Program Review Meeting, Denver, CO (US), 09/08/1998--09/11/1998

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-520-25635
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
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Moutinho, H. R.; Dhere, R. G.; Al-Jassim, M. M.; Levi, D. H.; Kazmerski, L. L. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) & Mayo, B. (Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA). Induced Recrystallization of CdTe Thin Films Deposited by Close-Spaced Sublimation, article, October 26, 1998; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703148/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.