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Investigation of ITO layers for application as transparent contacts in flexible photovoltaic cell structures
Author(s): Katarzyna Znajdek; Maciej Sibiński
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Paper Abstract

In this paper authors present the mechanical, optical and electrical parameters of Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Transparent Conductive Layers (TCL) deposited on flexible substrate. Layers’ properties are analyzed and verified. Investigated Transparent Conductive Oxide (TCO) was deposited, using magnetron sputtering method. Flexible polymer PET (polyethylene terephthalate) foil was used as a substrate, in order to photovoltaic (PV) cell’s emitter contact application of investigated material. ITO-coated PET foils have been dynamically bent on numerous cylinders of various diameters according to the standard requirements. Resistance changes for each measured sample were measured and recorded during bending cycle. Thermal durability, as well as temperature influence on resistance and optical transmission are verified. Presented results were conducted to verify practical suitability and to evaluate possible applications of Indium Tin Oxide as a front contact in flexible photovoltaic cell structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8902, Electron Technology Conference 2013, 89022J (25 July 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2031173
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Katarzyna Znajdek, Lodz Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Maciej Sibiński, Lodz Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8902:
Electron Technology Conference 2013
Pawel Szczepanski; Ryszard Kisiel; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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