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University of Central Florida

2009

Chemical Bath Deposition

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Chemical Bath Deposition Of Group Ii-Vi Semiconductor Thin Films For Solar Cells Applications, Hani Khallaf Jan 2009

Chemical Bath Deposition Of Group Ii-Vi Semiconductor Thin Films For Solar Cells Applications, Hani Khallaf

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Chemical bath deposition (CBD) is the analog in liquid phase of the well-known chemical vapor deposition technique in the vapor phase. In CBD, deposition of thin films takes place from aqueous solutions at low temperatures by a chemical reaction between dissolved precursors, with the help of a complexing agent. Among all techniques used to grow Group II-VI semiconductors, CBD has the advantage of being a simple, low temperature, and inexpensive large-area deposition technique. So far, its contribution in thin film solar cells industry has been mainly limited to growing n-type CdS and/or ZnS window layers for CdTe-based and CIGS-based ...