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Fabrication of Transparent ITO/Ga-Doped ZnO Coating as a Front Panel Electrode toward Efficient Thin Film Solar Cells †

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Department of Microelectronics, Technical University of Sofia, 1756 Studentski Kompleks, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Central Laboratory of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Institute of Optical Materials and Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Department of Physics, Dr. Harisingh Gour University Sagar, Madhya Pradesh 470003, India
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Government V.Y.T.PG.Autonomous College, Durg, Chhattisgarh 491001, India
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Presented at the 2nd Coatings and Interfaces Web Conference, 15–31 May 2020; Available online: https://ciwc2020.sciforum.net/.
Mater. Proc. 2020, 2(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/CIWC2020-06831
Published: 13 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of 2nd Coatings and Interfaces Web Conference (CIWC-2 2020))
Bi-layer coatings from sputtered indium tin oxide (ITO) and gallium doped zinc oxide (Ga:ZnO) were investigated for transparency in the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum, optical rejection ability in the near infrared spectrum and conductivity for the novel quantum dot-based solar cells. The multilayer stack produced at optimal oxygen partial pressure exhibits improved optical properties without worsening the electrical ones, even after additional oxidation during the reactive sputtering of the metal-oxides. With a mean optical transmittance of 91.3% in the visible region, mean optical rejection greater than 65% in the infrared range and resistivity lower than 0.4 × 10−2 Ω.cm, this coating is good candidate for front panel electrode in the CdS/ZnS core-shell quantum dot-based solar cells.
Keywords: optical coatings; transmittance; CdS/ZnS core-shell quantum dots optical coatings; transmittance; CdS/ZnS core-shell quantum dots
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Aleksandrova, M.; Ivanova, T.; Gesheva, K.; Strijkova, V.; Tsanev, T.; Singh, J.; Singh, A.K. Fabrication of Transparent ITO/Ga-Doped ZnO Coating as a Front Panel Electrode toward Efficient Thin Film Solar Cells. Mater. Proc. 2020, 2, 1. https://doi.org/10.3390/CIWC2020-06831

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Aleksandrova M, Ivanova T, Gesheva K, Strijkova V, Tsanev T, Singh J, Singh AK. Fabrication of Transparent ITO/Ga-Doped ZnO Coating as a Front Panel Electrode toward Efficient Thin Film Solar Cells. Materials Proceedings. 2020; 2(1):1. https://doi.org/10.3390/CIWC2020-06831

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Aleksandrova, Mariya, Tatyana Ivanova, Kostadinka Gesheva, Velichka Strijkova, Tsvetozar Tsanev, Jai Singh, and Ajaya Kumar Singh. 2020. "Fabrication of Transparent ITO/Ga-Doped ZnO Coating as a Front Panel Electrode toward Efficient Thin Film Solar Cells" Materials Proceedings 2, no. 1: 1. https://doi.org/10.3390/CIWC2020-06831

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