Cadmium

Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)

OIM orientation maps of CdTe thin film solar cells ion etched to reduce surface topography.

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Cadmium

46% Indexed Before Etching

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Cadmium

87% Indexed After 4 Hours Etching

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Cadmium

92% Indexed After 6 Hours Etching

Ion etching was used to smooth the rough surface of a deposited Cd-Te metal film.