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Mechanical scribing as a quality and reliability analysis tool for CIGSeS thin film solar cells
Author(s): Shirish A. Pethe; Michael J. Mendoza; Ashwani Kaul; Neelkanth G. Dhere
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Paper Abstract

One of the important issues involved while taking a process from lab environment to pilot plant scale is the yield of the process. Mechanical scribing that is used for making integral interconnects in CIGSeS thin film solar cells can be used to test the mechanical properties of the absorber film. Hence, it is necessary that the process delivers cohesive absorber films that exhibit good adhesion to molybdenum back contact and high efficiencies that are amenable to mechanical scribing. Optical and scanning electron microscopy can be used to study the effect of scribing on the absorber film and the morphology of the scribe lines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7412, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems II, 74120M (20 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827072
Show Author Affiliations
Shirish A. Pethe, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Michael J. Mendoza, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Ashwani Kaul, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Neelkanth G. Dhere, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7412:
Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems II
Neelkanth G. Dhere; John H. Wohlgemuth; Dan T. Ton, Editor(s)

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