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CdTe devices and method of manufacturing same

United States Patent

September 29, 2015
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A method of producing polycrystalline CdTe materials and devices that incorporate the polycrystalline CdTe materials are provided. In particular, a method of producing polycrystalline p-doped CdTe thin films for use in CdTe solar cells in which the CdTe thin films possess enhanced acceptor densities and minority carrier lifetimes, resulting in enhanced efficiency of the solar cells containing the CdTe material are provided.
Gessert; Timothy A. (Conifer, CO), Noufi; Rommel (Golden, CO), Dhere; Ramesh G. (Lakewood, CO), Albin; David S. (Denver, CO), Barnes; Teresa (Evergreen, CO), Burst; James (Lakewood, CO), Duenow; Joel N. (Golden, CO), Reese; Matthew (Golden, CO)
Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
14/ 127,261
June 20, 2012
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.