Holovsky, J, Purkrt, A, Izak, T, Poruba, A, Vanecek, M, Dagkaldiran, U, Yates, HM, Evans, P and Sheel, DW 2010, 'Optical absorption losses in electrical contacts used in thin film solar cells' , Physica Status Solidi a Applications and Materials Science, 207 (9) , pp. 2170-2173.
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The standardized techniques to characterize the optical properties of thin films are of high importance for development, optimiza-tion and reliable production of thin film solar cells. We apply op-tical transmittance & reflectance spectroscopy, photothermal de-flection spectroscopy (PDS) and laser calorimetry (LC) to evalu-ate optical absorption losses at rough interface between rough thin conductive oxide (TCO) and metal films used as backreflec-tors and electrical contacts in thin film solar cells. The dielectric function of the rough metal can be calculated in Landau-Lifshitz-Looyenga model fitting only one unknown parameter which greatly simplifies modelling of the optical properties of thin film solar cells.
|Schools:||Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physica Status Solidi a Applications and Materials Science|
|Depositing User:||HM Yates|
|Date Deposited:||21 Oct 2011 08:30|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:57|
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