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United States Patent Application

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In one embodiment, a method for surface passivation for CdTe devices is provided. The method includes adjusting a stoichiometry of a surface of a CdTe material layer such that the surface becomes at least one of stoichiometric or Cd-rich; and reconstructing a crystalline lattice at the surface of the CdTe material layer by annealing the adjusted surface.
REESE, Matthew O. (Golden, CO), PERKINS, Craig L. (Golden, CO), BURST, James M. (Lakewood, CO), GESSERT, Timothy A. (Conifer, CO), BARNES, Teresa M. (Evergreen, CO), METZGER, Wyatt K. (Louisville, CO)
14/ 615,282
February 5, 2015
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO028308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the manager and operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.