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Optical absorption losses in electrical contacts used in thin film solar cells

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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Energy
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Materials & Physics Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Physica Status Solidi a Applications and Materials Science
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0031-8965
Depositing User: HM Yates
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2011 08:30
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18566

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