Accession Number : AD0289278

Title :   FEASIBILITY INVESTIGATION OF CHEMICALLY SPRAYED THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERTERS

Corporate Author : NATIONAL CASH REGISTER CO DAYTON OHIO

Personal Author(s) : CHAMBERLIN,R.R.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Studies included: possible variations in the physical structure (crystallinity and crystallite orientation) of the semiconducting layer (CdS and CdSe) due to changes in the deposition parameters; the effect on different orientations due to heat treatment; changes in resistivity due to heat treat and doping; improvement of the deposition of the barrier layer; investigation of a barrier layer using copper selenide; search for a flexible (metal foil) substrate compatible with the film deposition conditions; investigation of the possible correlation between crystallite orientation and crystallinity to photovoltaic response; and the spectral characteristics of the CdSe, CdS, and CdSe-CdS photovoltaic cells. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS (SEMICONDUCTOR), *PHOTOTUBES, *SEMICONDUCTING FILMS, *SEMICONDUCTORS, CADMIUM COMPOUNDS, COATINGS, COPPER COMPOUNDS, CRYSTALS, DEPOSITS, DIODES, FOILS(MATERIALS), GLASS, HEAT RESISTANT GLASS, HEAT TREATMENT, IMPURITIES, MANUFACTURING, OXIDES, SELENIDES, SULFIDES, THIN FILMS (STORAGE DEVICES), TIN COMPOUNDS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE