Synthesis, evaluation, and defect compensation of tetrahedral glasses as possible solar cell materials. Quarterly technical progress report No. 2, May 1-July 31, 1979 [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1979. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Management, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Work performed on the project to synthesize A/sup II/B/sup IV/C/sub 2//sup V/ glasses and evaluate their potential use as solar cell materials is described. The major effort was directed towards preparation of these films by thermal evaporation of compounds synthesized during the first quarter. Films were produced from CdAs/sub 2/, CdSnAs/sub 2/, CdSiAs/sub 2/, ZnSiAs/sub 2/ and ZnAs/sub 2/. Only films from the last compound had a stoichiometry comparable to the starting material. The ternary films were deficient in the group IV element and films produced from CdAs/sub 2/ indicated the sample had undergone extensive decomposition. In addition to having good stoichiometries, the x-ray analysis of the ZnAs/sub 2/ films indicated they were amorphous. The work thus represents the first reported results of preparation of amorphous films of ZnAs/sub 2/. The optical and electrical properties of this material will be characterized in the next quarter.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 09/01/1979., "doe/et/23039-2", and Rauh, R D.
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