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Deposition of thin film SnO2:F onto aluminium foil for use in flexible tandem solar cells

Yates, HM, Evans, P, Sheel, DW, Hessels, A, Dagkaldiran, U and Gordijn, A 2011, 'Deposition of thin film SnO2:F onto aluminium foil for use in flexible tandem solar cells' , Thin Solid Films, 519 , pp. 7731-7737.

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    Abstract

    Atmospheric pressure Chemical Vapour Deposition has been used to deposit polycrystalline thin films of SnO2:F on aluminium foil. This foil is used commercially as a temporary substrate in the production of flexible solar cells. The resulting thin films were characterised and fabricated into a-Si:H/mc-Si:H tandem solar cells. These devices gave promising initial energy conversion efficiencies up to 7.5% and high current densities. Spectral response measurements showed good blue response indicating sufficient transparent conducting oxide/p-interface and excellent current values for the bottom cell as a result of the high quality of the SnO2:F.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Energy
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Materials & Physics Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: Thin Solid Films
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0040-6090
    Depositing User: HM Yates
    Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2011 14:45
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 11:43
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18558

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