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Aluminium-doped zinc oxide thin film contacts for use in dye-sensitized solar cells

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posted on 22.08.2014, 13:41 authored by Jake BowersJake Bowers, A.N. Tiwari, H.M. Upadhyaya
Aluminium-doped zinc oxide films are deposited for use in dye-sensitized solar cells. High temperature stability is achieved by varying the sputtering conditions, whilst maintaining high transmission. The most stable film of the set deposited increased to only 9.4 Ω/sq after heating in air at 400°C from 5.1 Ω/sq. Initial solar cells are made with encouraging efficiencies of 8.2% reported.

Funding

One of the authors HMU would like to acknowledge the partial funding support received from Excitonic Supergen consortium, EPSRC grant number EP/G031088/1.

History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

6th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference

Pages

63 - 66 (4)

Citation

BOWERS, J.W., TIWARI, A.N. and UPADHYAYA, H.M., 2010. Aluminium-doped zinc oxide thin film contacts for use in dye-sensitized solar cells. In: Hutchins, M.G. and Pearsall, N. (eds.). Proceedings of 2010 6th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-6), Southampton, Great Britain, 24-26 March, pp. 63-66.

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Publication date

2010

Language

en

Location

Southampton