Grain boundaries in CdTe thin film solar cells: a review



Major, Jonathan D ORCID: 0000-0002-5554-1985
(2016) Grain boundaries in CdTe thin film solar cells: a review. SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 31 (9). 093001-093001.

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Abstract

The current state of knowledge on the impact of grain boundaries in CdTe solar cells is reviewed with emphasis being placed on working cell structures. The role of the chemical composition of grain boundaries as well as growth processes are discussed, along with characterisation techniques such as electron beam induced current and cathodoluminescence, which are capable of extracting information on a level of resolution comparable to the size of the grain boundaries. Work which attempts to relate grain boundaries to device efficiency is also assessed and gaps in the current knowledge are highlighted.

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Additional Information: journal_title: Semiconductor Science and Technology article_type: rev article_title: Grain boundaries in CdTe thin film solar cells: a review copyright_information: © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd license_information: cc-by Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. date_received: 2016-03-21 date_accepted: 2016-05-26 date_epub: 2016-07-21
Uncontrolled Keywords: solar cells, cadmium telluride, grain boundaries
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 10:12
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:27
DOI: 10.1088/0268-1242/31/9/093001
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3003999