Spin dependent recombination in CdTe/CdS solar cells

S. I. Goodridge, Patrick M. Lenahan, C. D. Young, M. Quevedo-Lopez, J. Avila-Avendano

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Abstract

We report upon a new analytical approach for cadmium telluride/cadmium sulfide photovoltaic cells that is directly and exclusively sensitive to recombination center defects within the devices. The apparatus required to carry out these measurements is relatively straightforward and the response is robust. The measurements exploit the fact that recombination events through deep level defects are spin dependent and the presence of relatively small magnetic fields can alter spin dependent phenomena. The measurement involves small changes in the recombination current as a function of magnetic field when device current is strongly affected by recombination events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1553-1556
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509027248
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 2016
Event43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016 - Portland, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2016Jun 10 2016

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Volume2016-November
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period6/5/166/10/16

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Solar cells
Magnetic fields
Cadmium telluride
Cadmium sulfide
Defects
Photovoltaic cells

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Goodridge, S. I., Lenahan, P. M., Young, C. D., Quevedo-Lopez, M., & Avila-Avendano, J. (2016). Spin dependent recombination in CdTe/CdS solar cells. In 2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016 (pp. 1553-1556). [7749880] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference; Vol. 2016-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749880
Goodridge, S. I. ; Lenahan, Patrick M. ; Young, C. D. ; Quevedo-Lopez, M. ; Avila-Avendano, J. / Spin dependent recombination in CdTe/CdS solar cells. 2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 1553-1556 (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference).
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Goodridge, SI, Lenahan, PM, Young, CD, Quevedo-Lopez, M & Avila-Avendano, J 2016, Spin dependent recombination in CdTe/CdS solar cells. in 2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016., 7749880, Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, vol. 2016-November, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1553-1556, 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016, Portland, United States, 6/5/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749880

Spin dependent recombination in CdTe/CdS solar cells. / Goodridge, S. I.; Lenahan, Patrick M.; Young, C. D.; Quevedo-Lopez, M.; Avila-Avendano, J.

2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 1553-1556 7749880 (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference; Vol. 2016-November).

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Goodridge SI, Lenahan PM, Young CD, Quevedo-Lopez M, Avila-Avendano J. Spin dependent recombination in CdTe/CdS solar cells. In 2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 1553-1556. 7749880. (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749880