Accession Number : AD0421700

Title :   RESEARCH ON THIN FILM POLYCRYSTALLINE SOLAR CELLS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical progress rept. no. 4, 1 July-30 Sep 63.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO AUBURN N Y

Report Date : 30 SEP 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The emphasis of the thin film solar cell work was on (1) growing acceptable cadmium telluride films in vertical substrates to yield more usable area, (2) fabricating cells that have junction areas of 40 to 50 sq cm, (3) experiment ing with different surface treatments to yield more uniform cells, (4) investigating methods of attaching leads to the cells (indium soldering seems satisfactory), (5) taking data on four-month old cells to see how the cells parameter change with time, and (6) performing basic studies of the properties of junctions between CdTe and other materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR CELLS, SEMICONDUCTING FILMS), (*SEMICONDUCTING FILMS, SOLAR CELLS), CADMIUM ALLOYS, TELLURIUM ALLOYS, CRYSTAL GROWTH, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, SURFACES, SOLDERING, MAINTENANCE, COPPER ALLOYS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE