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Title: Photon and carrier management design for nonplanar thin-film copper indium gallium diselenide photovoltaics

Abstract

Photovoltaic structures are disclosed. The structures can comprise randomly or periodically structured layers, a dielectric layer to reduce back diffusion of charge carriers, and a metallic layer to reflect photons back towards the absorbing semiconductor layers. This design can increase efficiency of photovoltaic structures. The structures can be fabricated by nanoimprint.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1409828
Patent Number(s):
9,825,193
Application Number:
14/875,605
Assignee:
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0004946
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Oct 05
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Atwater, Harry A., Callahan, Dennis, and Bukowsky, Colton. Photon and carrier management design for nonplanar thin-film copper indium gallium diselenide photovoltaics. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Atwater, Harry A., Callahan, Dennis, & Bukowsky, Colton. Photon and carrier management design for nonplanar thin-film copper indium gallium diselenide photovoltaics. United States.
Atwater, Harry A., Callahan, Dennis, and Bukowsky, Colton. Tue . "Photon and carrier management design for nonplanar thin-film copper indium gallium diselenide photovoltaics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1409828.
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abstractNote = {Photovoltaic structures are disclosed. The structures can comprise randomly or periodically structured layers, a dielectric layer to reduce back diffusion of charge carriers, and a metallic layer to reflect photons back towards the absorbing semiconductor layers. This design can increase efficiency of photovoltaic structures. The structures can be fabricated by nanoimprint.},
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place = {United States},
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