22 May '12, 8pm

Large-scale Molybdenum Electrodes for Manufacturing CIGS Solar Cells: There is a growing demand for cost-effect...

Large-scale Molybdenum Electrodes for Manufacturing CIGS Solar Cells: There is a growing demand for cost-effect...

In order to stay successful and remain profitable, CIGS manufacturers must further increase the ratio of conversion efficiency to manufacturing cost of their modules. The former relies primarily on new technological advances, such as the advanced engineering solutions for the absorber layer, interface adjustment and use of better and purer materials. The latter is intimately related to the improved production throughput and yield, better material utilization and improved logistics. In a typical CIGS device, fabrication starts with the deposition of a sputtered molybdenum (Mo) electrode on a substrate, such as soda-lime glass. The use of Mo as the back electrode has remained unchanged since the inception of the CIGS technology. In fact, molybdenum is one of the few metals that remain relatively inert during the CIGS high-temperature (>500 °C) selenization process. Despite t...

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