Scientific paper on transparent conductive oxide solar cell by Tokyo Institute of Technology

August 21, 2017 Samco 2017 Customer, Other Materials Etch, SAMCO Customer Publication

Optically-rough and physically-flat TCO substrates for superstrate-type thin-film solar cells: Sol-gel Zn1−xMgxO coating on reaction-ion etched glass substrates

Lei Meng and Shinsuke Miyajima
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1-NE-17, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2017 172, pp 230-237
Optically-rough and physically-flat transparent conductive oxides (TCO) substrates were created on glass substrates to promote light absorption of solar cells. Al doped Zn1−xMgxO (AZMO) transparent conductive thin film was etched in CFx based plasma using Samco RIE etcher RIE-10NR. The effects of gas mixture composition on etch rate was investigated.

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