Special Issue "Advances in Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Thin Film Photovoltaic Solar Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
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
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
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- solar cells
- thin films
- cadmium telluride (CdTe)
- MgZnO, CdSe, CdSeTe, ZnTe
- carrier lifetime
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Planned Paper 1
Title: Efficient ZMO/CdTe solar cells with CuSCN as back contact
Author: Deng-Bing Li, Rhiannon, DeMilt, Sandip S. Bista, Zhaoning Song, Rasha A. Awni, Yanfa Yan.
Affiliation: Toledo University
Planned Paper 2
Title: Combined Optical-Electrical Optimization of Cd1-xZnxTe/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells
Author: Mehmet Koç, Giray Kartopu, Selçuk Yerci
Affiliation: Middle East Technical University and Swansea University