David Young

David Young


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Since joining NREL, David Young has worked on transport properties in transparent conducting oxides, developing the Method of Four Coefficients for measuring band structure in thin-film materials. He has also worked on thin-film tandem solar cells, epitaxial thin-film silicon solar cells, and high efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells with passivated contacts. He helped to develop and patent a real-time quantum efficiency measurement system marketed under the name FlashQE™ and dynamic hydride vapor phase epitaxy (D-HVPE) for low-cost III-V materials. 

Research Interests

Passivated contacts to silicon solar cells

Next-generation silicon solar cells

Novel epitaxial liftoff techniques for III-V solar cells

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Applied Physics, Colorado School of Mines


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