@inproceedings { 1289244, title = {The photovoltaic properties of thin copper oxide films}, journal = {Thirteenth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference-1978}, year = {1978}, note = {photovoltaic properties;reactive sputtering;oxygen partial pressure;Cu2O/Si heterojunction solar cells;Cu2O thin films;}, pages = {180 - 3}, type = {inproceedings}, address = {Washington, DC, USA}, abstract = {Thin copper oxide films have been prepared by reactive sputtering in argon/oxygen atmospheres. The composition of the films depends on the oxygen partial pressure in the discharge. Films of a given composition show definite and distinct optical and resistive properties. These properties are evaluated from the standpoint of photovoltaic applications. Preliminary data on the performance of Cu2O/Si heterojunction solar cells is presented}, keywords = {copper compounds;p-n heterojunctions;photovoltaic effects;reactive sputtering;semiconductor thin films;solar cells;}, author = { Drobny, V.F. and Pulfrey, D.L.} }