Electroplated cadmium chalcogenide layers: Characterization and use in photoelectrochemical solar cells

Gary Hodes, Joost Manassen, Sorina Neagu, David Cahen, Yehudith Mirovsky

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Abstract

CdSe and Cd(Se, Te) alloy layers were electroplated onto titanium substrates from both acid and alkaline baths. When annealed, these layers show good photoelectrode behaviour in a polysulphide electrolyte with high quantum efficiencies and stability. Donor densities are found to be in the range of 1014-1015 cm-3. Scanning electron microscopy studies show the layers to have a very irregular morphology and generally to be composed of elongated spherical particles. Annealing conditions can be chosen such that the layers are of cubic or hexagonal structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-438
Number of pages6
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume90
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Apr 1982
Externally publishedYes

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