Chapter 7. Cadmium Telluride Thin Film Solar Cells: Characterization, Fabrication and Modeling

  1. Jef Poortmans and
  2. Vladimir Arkhipov
  1. Marc Burgelman

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470091282.ch7

Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications

Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications

How to Cite

Burgelman, M. (2006) Cadmium Telluride Thin Film Solar Cells: Characterization, Fabrication and Modeling, in Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications (eds J. Poortmans and V. Arkhipov), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470091282.ch7

Editor Information

  1. IMEC, Leuven, Belgium

Author Information

  1. University of Gent, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
  2. Published Print: 8 SEP 2006

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Materials for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Peter Capper3,
  2. Professor Safa Kasap4 and
  3. Professor Arthur Willoughby5

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Infrared Ltd, Southampton, UK

  2. 4

    University of Saskatchewan, Canada

  3. 5

    University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470091265

Online ISBN: 9780470091289

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Keywords:

  • thin film cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cells;
  • cadmium telluride absorber and cadmium sulfide (CdS);
  • cadmium telluride cell fabrication;
  • close spaced sublimation (CSS);
  • nanoscale characterization tool;
  • CdTe cell and module development;
  • CdTe photovoltaic contribution to humanity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Materials and Cell Concepts for Cadmium Telluride Based Solar Cells

  • Research Areas and Trends in Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells

  • Fabrication of Cadmium Telluride Cells and Modules

  • Advanced Characterization and Modeling of Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References