Kesterite successes, ongoing work, and challenges: A perspective from vacuum deposition

Ingrid L. Repins, Manuel J. Romero, Jian V. Li, Su Huai Wei, Darius Kuciauskas, Chun Sheng Jiang, Carolyn Beall, Clay DeHart, Jonathan Mann, Wan Ching Hsu, Glenn Teeter, Al Goodrich, Rommel Noufi

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Abstract

Recent years have seen dramatic improvements in the performance of kesterite devices. The existence of devices of comparable performance, made by a number of different techniques, provides some new perspective on what characteristics are likely fundamental to the material. Here, we review progress in kesterite device fabrication, aspects of the film characteristics that have yet to be understood, and challenges in device development that remain for kesterites to contribute significantly to photovoltaic manufacturing. Performance goals, as well as characteristics of midgap defect density, free carrier density, surfaces, grain boundaries, grain-to-grain uniformity, and bandgap alloying are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 38th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 IEEE 38th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2012 Jun 32012 Jun 8

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
NumberPART 2
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other2012 IEEE 38th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period12-06-0312-06-08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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