Mg-IV-V Chalcopyrites in Thin Film Tandem Photovoltaic Cells

M. Van Schilfgaarde, N. Newman, T. J. Peshek, T. J. Coutts, T. A. Gessert

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Abstract

Tandem cells made out II-IV-V chalcopyrites consisting of alloys and compounds of (Mg,Zn,Cd)(Si,Ge,Sn)(P,As)2 are a unique set of candidate materials, that can potentially be optimal for solar cell design. While the Zn- and Cd- based compounds have all been synthesized, little is known about the Mg compounds. We analyze the energy band structure theoretically using a recently developed Quasiparticle Self-consistent GW theory, which enables us to accurately address the electronic structure from first principles.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages1297-1301
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 7 Jun 200912 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period7/06/0912/06/09

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-48028

Keywords

  • photovoltaics
  • solar cells
  • thin film

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