Accession Number : AD0707869

Title :   IMPROVEMENTS IN CdS THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Nov 67-1 Nov 69,

Corporate Author : CLEVITE CORP CLEVELAND OHIO ELECTRONIC RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dunn,W. F. ; Nastelin,H. E.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : The report is concerned with two areas in the cadmium sulfide solar cell development program: (1) a program of flight panel construction for satellite and balloon testing of CdS solar cells and (2) a developmental effort for improving the stability and efficiency of the CdS solar cell. Experimental CdS solar cells panels are being tested on the OV1-13 and OV1-17 satellite experiments. The developmental effort was concentrated into the following areas: (1) contact resistance measurements made on the CdS current collector grid adhesive, (2) an optimization of the CdS cell for good low light level performance, (3) an optimization of the Cu25 barrier formation process and (4) an investigation of copper nodules found on CdS cells that had been degraded in the open circuit voltage mode.

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR CELLS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*SEMICONDUCTING FILMS, ELECTRIC TERMINALS), CADMIUM SULFIDES, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, BALLOONS, WORK FUNCTIONS, COPPER COMPOUNDS, SULFIDES

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE