Solar cells with improved efficiency based on electrodeposited copper indium diselenide thin films (pages 379–381)
Dr. Jean François Guillemoles, Pierre Cowache, Sylvie Massaccesi, Dr. Laurent Thouin, Dr. Sylvie Sanchez, Dr. Daniel Lincot and Dr. Jacques Vedel
Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19940060508
Solar cells based on CuInSe2 (CIS) thin films prepared as described in the previous contribution have been prepared and characterized. The light and dark current–voltage curves and spectral responses are presented, showing that annealing in a selenium atmosphere makes it possible to fabricate ZnO/CdS/CIS solar cells with improved efficiencies. CIS is of particular interest because its optical properties are well matched to the solar spectrum.