Accession Number : AD0666439

Title :   FABRICATION OF CADMIUM SULFIDE THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS FOR SPACE VEHICLE TESTING.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 65-15 Aug 67,

Corporate Author : CLEVITE CORP CLEVELAND OHIO ELECTRONIC RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Nastelin,H. E. ; Hietanen,J. R. ; Shirland,F. A.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Five series of flight panels for satellite and balloon flight testing were prepared. Panels AR-1 through 6 were delivered to APL in September of 1965. Panels AR-8 through 10, of similar fabrication, were delivered in March of 1966. Panels ARX-701-1 through 4 were delivered in April of 1967 for inclusion in the OV1-13 satellite experiment. Three balloon flight modules, AFAPL-CdS-1, -2, and -3, were delivered to APL in May of 1966, and three additional balloon flight modules, AFAPL-CdS-005, 006, 007, were delivered in May of 1967, both for JPL balloon flight experiments. Work was performed on increasing the efficiency and stability of CdS thin film solar cells. Most of the work was concerned with improvements in the formation of the barrier layer and included treatments of the CdS film prior to the formation of the barrier layer, variations in the barrier formation process, and treatments of the film and barrier after formation of the barrier. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR CELLS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*SEMICONDUCTING FILMS, CADMIUM SULFIDES), (*SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS, SOLAR CELLS), FLIGHT TESTING, EFFICIENCY, STABILITY, DOPING, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, BALLOONS, BAND THEORY OF SOLIDS, MANUFACTURING, COPPER COMPOUNDS, SULFIDES

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE