|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Recent Developments in Biological, Structural and Functional Thin Films & Coatings
||Rare Earth-doped Tin Oxide and Zinc Oxide Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications
||Gerald Ferblantier, Karima Bouras, Abdelilah Slaoui, Guy Schmerber
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The main objective of this work is to elaborate transparent conducting oxide (TCO) based on tin oxide and zinc oxide thin films deposited using magnetron co-sputtering method. These host matrixes have been functionalized with rare earth (RE) elements in order to investigate their photon converting properties for optoelectronic devices. These applications require tuning the optical and electrical properties of thin films by managing the deposition parameters such as the temperature, the reactive gases flow rates and the power density for each target. Thin films have been deposited on silicon substrates and quartz substrates. The films exhibit high optical transparency in the visible and near infrared spectral range and good electrical conductivity. We studied the most chemical environment favorable to the RE photoemission and we showed that the UV photons were converted into NIR photons. Finally, we have implanted the TCO layer on CIGS based solar cells to investigate its influence.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume