Earth abundant materials for high efficiency heterojunction thin film solar cells

Yun Seog Lee, Mariana Bertoni, Maria K. Chan, Gerbrand Ceder, Tonio Buonassisi

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Abstract

We investigate earth abundant materials for thin-film solar cells that can meet tens of terawatts level deployment potential. Candidate materials are identified by combinatorial search, large-scale electronic structure calculations, and literature reviews. We identified cuprous oxide (Cu 2O) as a prototype candidate for investigation as an absorber layer in thin film solar cells. Cu2O thin films are deposited by reactive DC magnetron sputtering and characterized. In order to tailor electrical properties, we modify grain structure, and add defects that enhance electron transport, maintaining desired optical gap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009
Pages2375-2377
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2009Jun 12 2009

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period6/7/096/12/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Lee, Y. S., Bertoni, M., Chan, M. K., Ceder, G., & Buonassisi, T. (2009). Earth abundant materials for high efficiency heterojunction thin film solar cells. In 2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009 (pp. 2375-2377). [5411314] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411314