DHARMADASA, I. M., BUNNING, J. D., SAMANTILLEKE, A. P. and SHEN, T. (2005). Effects of multi-defects at metal/semiconductor interfaces on electrical properties and their influence on stability and lifetime of thin film solar cells. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 86 (3), 373-384.Full text not available from this repository.
This communication analyses some of the results observed for metal/n-CdTe interfaces in the mid-1980s, which could not be interpreted at that time. These observations are analysed on the basis of new understanding using a new model proposed for CdS/CdTe thin film solar cells. The observed behaviour of current voltage characteristics of electrical contacts to n-CdTe under electrical and illumination stresses are explained and the effects of these changes on CdS/CdTe solar cells are discussed. Future research directions for the development of CdS/ CdTe solar cells are proposed and the way forward for improvement of stability and lifetime of solar cells is suggested. A summary of recent electrical contact work on metal/ Cu(InGa)(SSe)(2) interfaces is also presented and similar behaviour is reported. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Thin Films Research Centre > Electronic Materials and Sensors Research Group|
|Depositing User:||Ann Betterton|
|Date Deposited:||08 Mar 2010 15:31|
|Last Modified:||24 Sep 2010 15:18|
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