CuIn1-xGaxS2 thin film solar cells with Zn xCd1-xS as heterojunction partner

Bhaskar Kumar, Parag Vasekar, Neelkanth G. Dhere, Galymzhan T. Koishiyev

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Copper indium gallium sulfide, CuIn1-xGaxS 2 (CIGS2) solar cells prepared with chemical bath deposited heterojunction partner zinc-cadmium sulfide (ZnxCd1-xS) layer has exhibited better blue photon response and in turn, higher currents. This can be attributed to its higher bandgap than that of CdS. The open circuit voltages for CIGS2/ZnxCd1-xS were also higher than those of the CIGS2/CdS devices, indicating improved junction properties. A cross-over effect was indicated by J-V curves at different temperatures showing the need for further optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: May 11 2008May 16 2008

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Other33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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