About transparent conductive oxide coatings
Transparent conductive oxide (TCO) coatings are key in large scale thin film solar cell manufacturing. CVD Equipment Corporation provides online and offline atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition processing equipment for fluorine doped tin oxide (SnO2:F or FTO) coatings and offline low pressure chemical vapor deposition processing equipment for boron doped zinc oxide (ZnO:B) coatings.
TCOs can be coated on soda lime glass sheets and on a wide variety of metal foils and plastics. They can be optimized for rough coating with high haze for solar applications and with low haze for Low-E and other smart glass applications.
Fluorine doped zinc oxide has the potential to have 4X better performance for solar applications than boron doped zinc oxide but requires higher deposition temperatures.