• Chemically deposited CdS-Cu(x)S solar cells

      Jaber, Nasuh Kamel (The University of Arizona., 1979)
      The physical properties of cadmium sulfide and zinc oxide thin films, deposited from aqueous solution, were investigated using electron and x-ray diffraction techniques. The conventional method and two new methods were used to deposit cadmium sulfide thin films. Moreover, a new method for the deposition of zinc oxide was devised. Experiments were conducted on the cadmium sulfide thin films in order to make their semiconducting properties favorable for use as solar cells. Cds-Cu(x)S solar cells were fabricated, and their I-V characteristic curves plotted, using an X-Y recorder. The photovoltaic effects in chemically deposited Cds films have been clearly demonstrated.