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Optimization of Monocrystalline MgxCd1-xTe/MgyCd1-yTe Double-Heterostructure Solar Cells

Abstract Polycrystalline CdS/CdTe solar cells continue to dominate the thin-film photovoltaics industry with an achieved record efficiency of over 22% demonstrated by First Solar, yet monocrystalline CdTe devices have received considerably less attention over the years. Monocrystalline CdTe double-heterostructure solar cells show great promise with respect to addressing the problem of low Voc with the passing of the 1 V benchmark. Rapid progress has been made in driving the efficiency in these devices ever closer to the record presently held by polycrystalline thin-films. This achievement is primarily due to the utilization of a remote p-n heterojunction in which the heavily doped contact materials, which are so problematic in terms of increasing no... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Becker, Jacob (Author) / Zhang, Yong-Hang (Advisor) / Bertoni, Mariana (Committee member) / Vasileska, Dragica (Committee member) / Johnson, Shane (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Materials Science / Energy / CdTe / double heterostructure / MgCdTe / monocrystalline / photovoltaics(PV)
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 128 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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