Chemical Vapor Deposition for Thin Film Solar Cells – Definition, Glossary, Details – Solar Mango

Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) is a chemical process used to produce high-purity, high-performance solid materials. The process is often used in the semiconductor industry to produce thin films. In a typical CVD process, the wafer (substrate) is exposed to one or more volatile precursors, which react and/or decompose on the substrate surface to produce the desired deposit. Volatile by-products are also produced frequently, which are removed by gas flow through the reaction chamber.