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Special Issue "Advances in Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Thin Film Photovoltaic Solar Cells"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Giray Kartopu

Swansea University, Centre for Solar Energy Research
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Interests: Thin film photovoltaic solar cells; up-scaling of atmospheric metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) process for CdTe photovoltaics; fabrication and characterization of functional, one-dimensional nanostructures of semiconductors and metals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The research on thin film CdTe photovoltaic solar cells has been re-gaining momentum in recent years, due to commercial advances made with regard to CdTe technology. CdTe solar panels are now at parity with poly-crystalline silicon for performance and cost. The recent work in this area appears to focus on increasing absorber carrier density and lifetime, engineering of the material bandgaps for the enhanced light capture and optimization of the oxide/telluride buffer layers for the front/back surface of the CdTe device.

This Special Issue aims to serve an improved understanding of the key issues with the state-of-the art CdTe solar cells to enable further advancement of R&D of the CdTe photovoltaic technology. Not only experimental reports on the CdTe device performance and scaling-up but also theoretical papers, particularly on band-alignment and doping issues, are warmly welcome.

Dr. Giray Kartopu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • photovoltaics
  • solar cells
  • thin films
  • semiconductors
  • cadmium telluride (CdTe)
  • MgZnO, CdSe, CdSeTe, ZnTe
  • doping
  • carrier lifetime

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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