Limitations of Ultra-thin Transparent Conducting Oxides for Integration into Plasmonic-enhanced Thin-film Solar Photovoltaic Devices

@inproceedings{Gwamuri2016LimitationsOU,
  title={Limitations of Ultra-thin Transparent Conducting Oxides for Integration into Plasmonic-enhanced Thin-film Solar Photovoltaic Devices},
  author={Jephias Gwamuri and Ankit Vora and Rajendra R. Khanal and Adam B. Phillips and Michael J. Heben and Durdu O. Guney and Paul M. Bergstrom and Anand Kulkarni and Jon M. Pearce},
  year={2016}
}
This study investigates ultra-thin transparent conducting oxides (TCO) of indium tin oxide (ITO), aluminum-doped zinc oxide (AZO) and zinc oxide (ZnO) to determine their viability as candidate materials for use in plasmonic-enhanced thin-film amorphous silicon solar photovoltaic (PV) devices. First a sensitivity analysis of the optical absorption for the intrinsic layer of a nano-disk patterned thin-film amorphous silicon-based solar cell as a function of TCO thickness (10–50 nm) was performed… CONTINUE READING