Project

Identification of electrically active defects in materials for solar cells

Duration
01 January 2011 → 31 October 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Electronic (transport) properties
    • Optical properties and interactions with radiation
    • Phase transformations
    • Materials physics not elsewhere classified
Keywords
defects spectroscopy solar cells semiconductor physics
 
Project description

The purpose of this project is to identify defects in the absorber layer of solar cells, which limit the efficiency of the cells. The research focuses on thin film solar cells, mainly with CuIn(1-x)Ga(x)Se(2) absorber. Defects in solar cells and absorber bulk materials are characterized electrically, optically and structurally. The results of this reseach help directing the optimization of solar cells of this type.