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Title: Research on photoelectrochemical cells based on CdSe, CdSe /SUB 1-x/ Te /SUB x/ and other photoelectrode materials

Abstract

Research on electrochemical photovoltaic cells incorporating thin film n-CdSe and n-CdSe /SUB 1-x/ Te /SUB x/ photoanodes has resulted in efficiencies up to 7.5% using small area electrodes in polysulfide electrolytes. Efficiencies close to 10% can be achieved using alternate electrolytes in significantly less stable systems. The major limitations on the efficiency of II-VI photoelectrochemical cells are associated with the open circuit voltage and the fill factor. Research on CuInSe/sub 2/ electrochemical photovoltaic cells has resulted in efficiencies up to 11.7% using single crystal n-CuInSe/sub 2/ photoanodes in aqueous electrolytes. The n-CuInSe/sub 2/ surface and the electrolyte have been optimized to produce a highly stable semiconductor/electrolyte junction. A review will also be given on the status of photoelectrochemical storage cell research. Photoelectrochemical measurement techniques have been used to probe the semiconductor/electrolyte interface and have been used to support the characterization of semiconductor materials for solid state photovoltaic applications.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, Colorado
OSTI Identifier:
5155827
Report Number(s):
CONF-840561-
Journal ID: CODEN: CRCND
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Conf. Rec. IEEE Photovoltaic Spec. Conf.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Conference: 17. IEEE photovoltaic specialists conference, Orlando, FL, USA, 1 May 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CADMIUM SELENIDE SOLAR CELLS; MATERIALS TESTING; CADMIUM TELLURIDE SOLAR CELLS; COPPER SELENIDE SOLAR CELLS; INDIUM SELENIDE SOLAR CELLS; CADMIUM SELENIDES; CADMIUM TELLURIDES; COPPER SELENIDES; EFFICIENCY; ELECTROLYTES; INDIUM SELENIDES; INTERFACES; PHOTOANODES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SULFIDES; THIN FILMS; ANODES; CADMIUM COMPOUNDS; CHALCOGENIDES; COPPER COMPOUNDS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTRODES; EQUIPMENT; FILMS; INDIUM COMPOUNDS; MATERIALS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; SELENIDES; SELENIUM COMPOUNDS; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; TELLURIDES; TELLURIUM COMPOUNDS; TESTING; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; 140501* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion

Citation Formats

Wallace, W L. Research on photoelectrochemical cells based on CdSe, CdSe /SUB 1-x/ Te /SUB x/ and other photoelectrode materials. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Wallace, W L. Research on photoelectrochemical cells based on CdSe, CdSe /SUB 1-x/ Te /SUB x/ and other photoelectrode materials. United States.
Wallace, W L. Tue . "Research on photoelectrochemical cells based on CdSe, CdSe /SUB 1-x/ Te /SUB x/ and other photoelectrode materials". United States.
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title = {Research on photoelectrochemical cells based on CdSe, CdSe /SUB 1-x/ Te /SUB x/ and other photoelectrode materials},
author = {Wallace, W L},
abstractNote = {Research on electrochemical photovoltaic cells incorporating thin film n-CdSe and n-CdSe /SUB 1-x/ Te /SUB x/ photoanodes has resulted in efficiencies up to 7.5% using small area electrodes in polysulfide electrolytes. Efficiencies close to 10% can be achieved using alternate electrolytes in significantly less stable systems. The major limitations on the efficiency of II-VI photoelectrochemical cells are associated with the open circuit voltage and the fill factor. Research on CuInSe/sub 2/ electrochemical photovoltaic cells has resulted in efficiencies up to 11.7% using single crystal n-CuInSe/sub 2/ photoanodes in aqueous electrolytes. The n-CuInSe/sub 2/ surface and the electrolyte have been optimized to produce a highly stable semiconductor/electrolyte junction. A review will also be given on the status of photoelectrochemical storage cell research. Photoelectrochemical measurement techniques have been used to probe the semiconductor/electrolyte interface and have been used to support the characterization of semiconductor materials for solid state photovoltaic applications.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {5}
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