Intermediate band solar energy conversion in ZnTeO

Philips, Jamie and Teran, A. and Chen, C. and Antolín Fernández, Elisa and Ramiro Gonzalez, Iñigo and López Estrada, Esther and Hernández Martín, Estela and Artacho Huertas, Irene and Tablero Crespo, César and Martí Vega, Antonio and Luque López, Antonio (2013). Intermediate band solar energy conversion in ZnTeO. In: "39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)", 16/06/2013 - 21/06/2013, Tampa, Florida, EE.UU.. pp. 1640-1643.


Title: Intermediate band solar energy conversion in ZnTeO
  • Philips, Jamie
  • Teran, A.
  • Chen, C.
  • Antolín Fernández, Elisa
  • Ramiro Gonzalez, Iñigo
  • López Estrada, Esther
  • Hernández Martín, Estela
  • Artacho Huertas, Irene
  • Tablero Crespo, César
  • Martí Vega, Antonio
  • Luque López, Antonio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)
Event Dates: 16/06/2013 - 21/06/2013
Event Location: Tampa, Florida, EE.UU.
Title of Book: 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)
Date: 2013
Freetext Keywords: Photovoltaic cells, heterojunctions, II-VI semi-conductor materials, photoluminescence, oxygen
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Energy conversion in solar cells incorporating ZnTeO base layers is presented. The ZnTeO base layers incorporate intermediate electronic states located approximately 0.4eV below the conduction band edge as a result of the substitution of O in Te sites in the ZnTe lattice. Cells with ZnTeO base layers demonstrate optical response at energies lower than the ZnTe bandedge, a feature that is absent in reference cells with ZnTe base layers. Quantum efficiency is significantly improved with the incorporation of ZnSe emitter/window layers and transition from growth on GaAs substrates to GaSb substrates with a near lattice match to ZnTe.

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