Abstract

MgxCdi-xTe/Si tandem cells have the potential to reach a conversion efficiency greater than 40%. MgxCd1-xTe /MgyCd1-yTe (y>x) double heterostructures (DHs) grown by molecular beam epitaxy exhibit ∼1.7 eV bandgaps and very high absorption coefficients, as measured using photoluminescence (PL) and spectroscopic ellipsometry. Indium-doped n-type MgxCd1-xTe (x ∼ 13% Mg mole fraction) with a ∼1.7 eV bandgap shows strong PL, comparable to that from high-quality CdTe/MgCdTe double heterostructures. Devices consisting of an n-type MgxCd1-xTe DH absorber, a p-type hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) hole contact layer and an indium tin oxide (ITO) top electrode are demonstrated with promising performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages411-414
Number of pages4
Volume2016-November
ISBN (Electronic)9781509027248
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 2016
Event43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016 - Portland, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2016Jun 10 2016

Other

Other43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period6/5/166/10/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Campbell, C. M., Zhao, Y., Suarez, E., Boccard, M., Zhao, X. H., He, Z. Y., Webster, P. T., Lassise, M. B., Johnson, S., Holman, Z., & Zhang, Y-H. (2016). 1.7 eV MgCdTe double-heterostructure solar cells for tandem device applications. In 2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016 (Vol. 2016-November, pp. 411-414). [7749622] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749622