Accession Number : AD0702095

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

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jun 66-31 May 69,

Corporate Author : CLEVITE CORP CLEVELAND OHIO ELECTRONIC RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Shiozawa,L. R. ; Augustine,F. ; Sullivan,G. A. ; Smith,J. M. , III. ; Cook,W. R. , Jr

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 217

Abstract : Three years of research on the operating mechanisms of the CdS thin-film solar cell are described in this report. The essential information contained in all reports previously issued under this contract has been reassembled. New information, not previously reported include data on the antimonochromatic spectral response of different types of cells, measurements of the threshold voltage for electrolytic deposition of copper from Cu2S, observations on the formation of copper whiskers on Cu2S by heating, X-ray crystallographic data on low-temperature phase transformations of cuprous sulfide, measurements of optical transmission of Cu-saturated CdS single crystals, data on the photoconductive rise and decay times of Cu-compensated CdS, discussion of the beneficial role of oxygen in promoting the photovoltaic effect during cell fabrication, and the subsequent degrading effects of oxygen during high temperature exposure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR CELLS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*SEMICONDUCTING FILMS, BAND THEORY OF SOLIDS), CADMIUM SULFIDES, COPPER COMPOUNDS, SULFIDES, PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY, EPITAXIAL GROWTH, SINGLE CRYSTALS, PHASE STUDIES, MICROSTRUCTURE

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE