Some physical properties of CdO thin films used as window material in photovoltaic solar cells

KOSE S., ATAY F., Bilgin V., AKYUZ D.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREEN ENERGY, vol.1, no.3, pp.353-364, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1081/ijge-200033655
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Environment Index, Geobase, Greenfile, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-364
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


CdO thin films which can be used in photovoltaic solar cells as window material were obtained on glass substrates at 250 degrees C and 300 degrees C substrate temperatures using Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis (USP) technique. The electrical, optical, structural, and surface properties of the films were investigated for two different substrate temperatures. After all investigations, it is concluded that, the CdO thin films can be used in photovoltaic solar cells as window materials and cell efficiencies can be increased using different growth parameters.