Abstract

Cadmium selenide nanowire solar cells with copper-doped zinc telluride window layers were designed and fabricated. I-V characterization was conducted in the dark and under illumination by a halogen lamp. Open-circuit voltages as high as 188 mV were obtained, though short-circuit currents were on the order of nA. The low currents are attributed to the small fraction of nanowires which protrude from the isolation layer and contribute to the device output. These devices also showed significant shunting, which is attributed to Cu migration through the ZnTe layer, as well as series resistance. The maximum open-circuit voltage of 188 mV was on the order of similar film-based cells in literature. Future applications in spectrum-splitting solar cells based on spatially composition-graded alloy nanowires in the CdxPb1-xS ySe1-y materials system will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages268-270
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781479932993
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 21 2013

Other

Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period6/16/136/21/13

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Nanowires
Solar cells
Open circuit voltage
Electric lamps
Short circuit currents
Cadmium
Zinc
Lighting
Copper
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • Doping
  • Heterojunctions
  • II-VI semiconductor materials
  • Nanowires
  • Photovoltaic cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Caselli, D., & Ning, C-Z. (2013). CdSe nanowire solar cells. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 268-270). [6744144] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744144

CdSe nanowire solar cells. / Caselli, Derek; Ning, Cun-Zheng.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. p. 268-270 6744144.

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Caselli, D & Ning, C-Z 2013, CdSe nanowire solar cells. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference., 6744144, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 268-270, 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013, Tampa, FL, United States, 6/16/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744144
Caselli D, Ning C-Z. CdSe nanowire solar cells. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2013. p. 268-270. 6744144 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744144
Caselli, Derek ; Ning, Cun-Zheng. / CdSe nanowire solar cells. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. pp. 268-270
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