Seed Layer Assisted Chemical Bath Deposition of CuO on ITO/glass Substrates with Tunable Crystalinity
Semiconductor oxides are a promising alternative to silicon-based solar cells because they possess high optical absorption and are composed of low cost materials. Cupric oxide (CuO) films have now been generated on transparent surfaces using a straight-forward chemical bath deposition process. This technique allows one to grow high quality, adhesive, morphology- and crystallinity-controllable CuO thin films.
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US Patent No. 10,115,847 (October 30, 2018)