Abstract

Wafer segmentation is investigated as a method to introduce flexibility to crystalline photovoltaics. A proof-of-concept flexible device was fabricated from an InP/InGaAsP multiple-quantum-well solar cell by integrating the device wafer with a polymer substrate via an electrically-conductive adhesive and subsequently fracturing the wafer along parallel cleavage planes. The effects of segmentation on leakage current and power conversion efficiency are investigated in the dark and under solar illumination, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-172
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Express
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

Keywords

  • Flexible
  • Indium phosphide
  • Photovoltaic
  • Polyethylene naphthalate
  • Segmented
  • Solar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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