Towards the Ultimate Multi-Junction Solar Cell using Transfer Printing

Matthew P. Lumb, Matt Meitl, Kenneth J. Schmieder, Maria Gonzalez, Shawn Mack, Michael K. Yakes, Mitchell F. Bennett, Jesse Frantz, Myles A. Steiner, John F. Geisz, Daniel J. Friedman, Michael A. Slocum, Seth M. Hubbard, Brent Fisher, Scott Burroughs, Robert J. Walters

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Transfer printing is a uniquely enabling technology for the heterogeneous integration of III-V materials grown on dissimilar substrates. In this paper, we present experimental results for a mechanically stacked tandem cell using GaAs and GaSb-based materials capable of harvesting the entire solar spectrum with 44.5% efficiency. We also present the latest results toward developing an ultra-high performance heterogeneous cell, integrating materials grown on GaAs, InP and GaSb platforms.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 18 Nov 2016
Event43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016 - Portland, United States
Duration: 5 Jun 201610 Jun 2016


Conference43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5J00-67952


  • computer architecture
  • gallium arsenide
  • III-V semiconductor materials
  • indium phosphide
  • junctions
  • photonic band gap
  • photovoltaic cells


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