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Title: Flexible GaAs solar cells on roll-to-roll processed epitaxial Ge films on metal foils: a route towards low-cost and high-performance III–V photovoltaics

Abstract

Single-junction GaAs solar cells were developed on metal foils, laying the foundation for scalable manufacturing of low-cost, lightweight and high-efficiency flexible III–V solar cells.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [6];  [3];  [1]
  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, USA, Advanced Manufacturing Institute
  2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, USA
  3. Department of Physics & Microsystems Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, USA
  4. Materials Evaluation Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, USA
  5. Texas Center for Superconductivity, University of Houston, Houston, USA
  6. Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, USA
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1492917
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE-0006711
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy & Environmental Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Energy & Environmental Science Journal Volume: 12 Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1754-5692
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Dutta, P., Rathi, M., Khatiwada, D., Sun, S., Yao, Y., Yu, B., Reed, S., Kacharia, M., Martinez, J., Litvinchuk, A. P., Pasala, Z., Pouladi, S., Eslami, B., Ryou, J. -H., Ghasemi, H., Ahrenkiel, P., Hubbard, S., and Selvamanickam, V. Flexible GaAs solar cells on roll-to-roll processed epitaxial Ge films on metal foils: a route towards low-cost and high-performance III–V photovoltaics. United Kingdom: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1039/C8EE02553C.
Dutta, P., Rathi, M., Khatiwada, D., Sun, S., Yao, Y., Yu, B., Reed, S., Kacharia, M., Martinez, J., Litvinchuk, A. P., Pasala, Z., Pouladi, S., Eslami, B., Ryou, J. -H., Ghasemi, H., Ahrenkiel, P., Hubbard, S., & Selvamanickam, V. Flexible GaAs solar cells on roll-to-roll processed epitaxial Ge films on metal foils: a route towards low-cost and high-performance III–V photovoltaics. United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8EE02553C.
Dutta, P., Rathi, M., Khatiwada, D., Sun, S., Yao, Y., Yu, B., Reed, S., Kacharia, M., Martinez, J., Litvinchuk, A. P., Pasala, Z., Pouladi, S., Eslami, B., Ryou, J. -H., Ghasemi, H., Ahrenkiel, P., Hubbard, S., and Selvamanickam, V. Wed . "Flexible GaAs solar cells on roll-to-roll processed epitaxial Ge films on metal foils: a route towards low-cost and high-performance III–V photovoltaics". United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8EE02553C.
@article{osti_1492917,
title = {Flexible GaAs solar cells on roll-to-roll processed epitaxial Ge films on metal foils: a route towards low-cost and high-performance III–V photovoltaics},
author = {Dutta, P. and Rathi, M. and Khatiwada, D. and Sun, S. and Yao, Y. and Yu, B. and Reed, S. and Kacharia, M. and Martinez, J. and Litvinchuk, A. P. and Pasala, Z. and Pouladi, S. and Eslami, B. and Ryou, J. -H. and Ghasemi, H. and Ahrenkiel, P. and Hubbard, S. and Selvamanickam, V.},
abstractNote = {Single-junction GaAs solar cells were developed on metal foils, laying the foundation for scalable manufacturing of low-cost, lightweight and high-efficiency flexible III–V solar cells.},
doi = {10.1039/C8EE02553C},
journal = {Energy & Environmental Science},
issn = {1754-5692},
number = 2,
volume = 12,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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