Accession Number : AD0678540

Title :   RESEARCH ON THE MECHANISM OF THE PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT IN HIGH-EFFICIENCY CdS THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 1, 1 Jun-31 Aug 66,

Corporate Author : CLEVITE CORP CLEVELAND OHIO ELECTRONIC RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Shiozawa,L. R. ; Sullivan,George A. ; Augustine,F. ; Jost,J. M.

Report Date : 12 SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Emphasis in this report was placed on the planning and initiation of several experiments designed to lead to an understanding of the photovoltaic mechanism operative in CdS solar cells which have been developed in this laboratory. Experiments include measurements of the diffusion and solubility of copper in CdS crystals, and a measurement of the thickness of the Cu2S layer in typical solar cells. Also mentioned is work on the construction of a vacuum evaporation system and the development of ohmic contacts to CdS crystals, both of which are essential to this research program. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CADMIUM SULFIDES, *SEMICONDUCTING FILMS), (*SOLAR CELLS, CADMIUM SULFIDES), DIFFUSION, COPPER, COPPER COMPOUNDS, VACUUM APPARATUS, FILMS, LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE