Abstract

Tandem cells made out II-IV-V chalcopyrites consisting of alloys and compounds of (Mg,Zn,Cd)(Si,Ge,Sn)(P,As)2 are a unique set of candidate materials, that can potentially be optimal for solar cell design. While the Zn- and Cd- based compounds have all been synthesized, little is known about the Mg compounds. We analyze the energy band structure theoretically using a recently developed Quasiparticle Self-consistent GW theory, which enables us to accurately address the electronic structure from first principles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009
Pages1297-1301
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
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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    Van Schilfgaarde, M., Newman, N., Peshek, T. J., Coutts, T. J., & Gessert, T. A. (2009). Mg-IV-V chalcopyrites in thin film tandem photovoltaic cells. In 2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009 (pp. 1297-1301). [5411251] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411251