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Applications of Oxide Coatings in Photovoltaic Devices
AbstractMetalloid and metal based oxides are an almost unavoidable component in the majority of solar cell technologies used at the time of writing this review. Numerous studies have shown increases of ≥1% absolute in solar cell efficiency by simply substituting a given layer in the material stack with an oxide. Depending on the stoichiometry and whether other elements are present, oxides can be used for the purpose of light management, passivation of electrical defects, photo-carrier generation, charge separation, and charge transport in a solar cell. In this review, the most commonly used oxides whose benefits for solar cells have been proven both in a laboratory and industrial environment are discussed. Additionally, developing trends in the use of oxides, as well as newer oxide materials, and deposition technologies for solar cells are reported.
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Calnan, S. Applications of Oxide Coatings in Photovoltaic Devices. Coatings 2014, 4, 162-202.View more citation formats
Calnan S. Applications of Oxide Coatings in Photovoltaic Devices. Coatings. 2014; 4(1):162-202.Chicago/Turabian Style
Calnan, Sonya. 2014. "Applications of Oxide Coatings in Photovoltaic Devices." Coatings 4, no. 1: 162-202.