Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications
The interest in research and development activities focused in photovoltaic (PV) materials in Mexico is justified by the great potential this country has for photovoltaic applications. In fact, Mexico has one of the highest insolation rates in the World, in addition to more than 5 millions people who are potential users of PV systems.
A description of the research activities, at the Electrical Engineering Department of the Center of Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), concerning materials for photovoltaic applications, is given. The materials studied include semiconductor oxides, III–V compounds and ternary compounds. They were all prepared as thin films. In this paper we describe the preparation and characterization of these films.
KeywordsPorosity Silane Citrate Pyrolysis GaAs
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