%0 Conference Paper %B Thirteenth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference-1978 %D 1978 %T The photovoltaic properties of thin copper oxide films %A Drobny, V F %A Pulfrey, D L %C Washington, DC, USA %K copper compounds;p-n heterojunctions;photovoltaic effects;reactive sputtering;semiconductor thin films;solar cells; %P 180 - 3 %X 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 %Z photovoltaic properties;reactive sputtering;oxygen partial pressure;Cu2O/Si heterojunction solar cells;Cu2O thin films; %9 inproceedings