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Multiscale experimental characterization of solar cell defects
Author(s): Pavel Škarvada; Lubomír Škvarenina; Pavel Tománek; Dinara Sobola; Robert Macků; Jitka Brüstlová; Lubomír Grmela; Steve Smith
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Paper Abstract

The search for alternative sources of renewable energy, including novel photovoltaics structures, is one of the principal tasks of 21th century development. In the field of photovoltaics there are three generations of solar cells of different structures going from monocrystalline silicon through thin-films to hybrid and organic cells, moreover using nanostructure details. Due to the diversity of these structures, their complex study requires the multiscale interpretations which common core includes an integrated approach bridging not only the length scales from macroscale to the atomistic, but also multispectral investigation under different working temperatures. The multiscale study is generally applied to theoretical aspects, but is also applied to experimental characterization. We investigate multiscale aspects of electrical, optical and thermal properties of solar cells under illumination and in dark conditions when an external bias is applied. We present the results of a research of the micron and sub-micron defects in a crystalline solar cell structure utilizing scanning probe microscopy and electric noise measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10142, 20th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 101420U (23 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2259884
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Pavel Škarvada, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Lubomír Škvarenina, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Pavel Tománek, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Dinara Sobola, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Robert Macků, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Jitka Brüstlová, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Lubomír Grmela, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Steve Smith, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10142:
20th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jarmila Müllerová; Dagmar Senderáková; Libor Ladányi; Ľubomír Scholtz, Editor(s)

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