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    • 2-step process for 5.4% CuGaSe2 solar cell using fluorine doped tin oxide transparent back contacts 

      Thomere, Angélica; Placidi, Marcel Jose; Guc, Maxim; Tiwari, Kunal Jogendra; Fonoll Rubio, Robert; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Perez Rodriguez, Alejandro; Jehl Li-Kao, Zacharie (2023)
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      As single-junction solar cells are approaching theoretical limits, multijunction solar cells are becoming increasingly relevant, and low-cost wider bandgap light harvesters in tandem with silicon are the next frontier in ...
    • A new approach for alkali incorporation in Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells 

      Valdés, Matías; Sánchez González, Yudania; Fonoll Rubio, Robert; Placidi, Marcel Jose; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Cabas Vidani, Antonio; Mittiga, Alberto; Pistor, Paul; Malerba, Claudia; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar (2022-10-01)
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      The addition of alkali elements has become mandatory for boosting solar cell performance in chalcogenide thin films based on kesterites (Cu2ZnSnS4, CZTS). A novel doping process is presented here, that consists in the ...
    • Bromine etching of kesterite thin films: perspectives in depth defect profiling and device performance improvement 

      Tiwari, Kunal Jogendra; Jiménez Arguijo, Alex; Giraldo, Sergio; Placidi, Marcel Jose; Calvo-Barrio, L; Fonoll Rubio, Robert; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Sánchez González, Yudania; Perez Rodriguez, Alejandro; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar; Jehl Li-Kao, Zacharie (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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      Using a controlled bromine etching on kesterite absorbers, two major results are obtained. We establish the first defect depth profiling and secondary phases depth profiling of a state of the art Cu2ZnSnSe4 (CZTSe) film ...
    • Challenges and improvement pathways to develop quasi-1D (Sb1-xBix)2Se3-based materials for optically tuneable photovoltaic applications. Towards chalcogenide narrow-bandgap devices 

      Caño Prades, Ivan; Vidal Fuentes, Pedro; Gon Medaille, Axel; Jehl, Zacharie Victor Samuel Na; Jiménez Arguijo, Alex; Guc, Maxim; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Malerba, Claudia; Valentini, Matteo; Jiménez Guerra, Maykel; Placidi, Marcel Jose; Puigdollers i González, Joaquim; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar (2023-03-01)
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      Quasi-1D chalcogenides have shown great promises in the development of emerging photovoltaic technologies. However, most quasi-1D semiconductors other than Sb2Se3 and Sb2S3 have been seldom investigated for energy generation ...
    • Characterization of the stability of indium tin oxide and functional layers for semitransparent back-contact applications on Cu(in,Ga)Se2 solar cells 

      Fonoll Rubio, Robert; Placidi, Marcel Jose; Hoelscher, Torsten; Thomere, Angélica; Jehl Li-Kao, Zacharie; Guc, Maxim; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Scheer, Roland; Perez Rodriguez, Alejandro (Wiley, 2022-07-08)
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      Herein, a detailed study of the stability of different ITO-based back-contact configurations (including bare ITO contacts and contacts functionalized with nanometric Mo, MoSe2, and MoS2 layers) under the coevaporation ...
    • Combinatorial and machine learning approaches for the analysis of Cu2ZnGeSe4: influence of the off-stoichiometry on defect formation and solar cell performance 

      Grau Luque, Enric; Anefnaf, Ikram; Benhaddou, Nada; Fonoll Rubio, Robert; Becerril Romero, Ignacio; Aazou, Safae; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar; Sekkat, Zouheir; Pérez Rodríguez, Alejandro; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Guc, Maxim (Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2021-04-28)
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      Solar cells based on quaternary kesterite compounds like Cu2ZnGeSe4 are complex systems where the variation of one parameter can result in changes in the whole system, and, as consequence, in the global performance of the ...
    • Controlling the anionic ratio and gradient in kesterite technology 

      Andrade Arvizu, Jacob; Fonoll Rubio, Robert; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Becerril Romero, Ignacio; Sylla, Dioulde Huguette; Vidal Fuentes, Pedro; Jehl Li-Kao, Zacharie; Thomere, Angélica; Giraldo, Sergio; Tiwari, Kunal Jogendra; Resalati, Shahaboddin; Guc, Maxim; Placidi, Marcel Jose (2022-01-03)
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      Accurate anionic control during the formation of chalcogenide solid solutions is fundamental for tuning the physicochemical properties of this class of materials. Compositional grading is the key aspect of band gap engineering ...
    • Does Sb2Se3 admit nonstoichiometric conditions? How modifying the overall se content affects the structural, optical, and optoelectronic properties of Sb2Se3 thin films 

      Caño Prades, Ivan; Vidal Fuentes, Pedro; Calvo Barrio, Lorenzo; Alcobé Olle, Xavier; Giraldo, Sergio; Sánchez González, Yudania; Jehl Li-Kao, Zacharie; Placidi, Marcel Jose; Puigdollers i González, Joaquim; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar; Asensi López, José Miguel (2022-03-09)
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      Sb2Se3 is a quasi-one-dimensional (1D) semiconductor, which has shown great promise in photovoltaics. However, its performance is currently limited by a high Voc deficit. Therefore, it is necessary to explore new strategies ...
    • Effects of ITO based back contacts on Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin films, solar cells, and mini-modules relevant for semi-transparent building integrated photovoltaics 

      Hölscher, Torsten; Placidi, Marcel Jose; Becerril Romero, Ignacio; Fonoll Rubio, Robert; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Thomere, Angélica; Bailo Bobi, Eduard; Schneider, Thomas; Kempa, Heiko; Scheer, Roland; Perez Rodriguez, Alejandro (2023-03-01)
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      This study presents the results of the development of semi-transparent Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGSe) mini-modules for the application in building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). Applying in-situ X-ray diffraction in real-time ...
    • Impact of Cu-Au type domains in high current density CuInS2 solar cells 

      Moreau, Antonin; Insignares Cuello, Cristina; Escoubas, Ludovic; Simon, Jean-Jacques; Bermudez, Veronica; Perez Rodriguez, Alejandro; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Ruiz, Carmen M. (2015-08-01)
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      In this work, a series of stain steel 15×15 cm2 CuInS2 solar cells with efficiencies close to the record one for this kind of devices, are analyzed. Through a careful and comprehensive study of the structural and electronic ...
    • Influence of amorphous silicon carbide intermediate layer in the back-contact structure of Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cells 

      Colina Brito, Mónica Alejandra; Martín García, Isidro; Giraldo, Sergio; Sánchez González, Yudania; Kondrotas, Rokas; Oliva, Florian; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Pérez Rodríguez, Alejandro; Coll Valentí, Arnau; Alcubilla González, Ramón; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar (2016-08-01)
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      Cu2 ZnSn(S1-ySey )4 (CZTS) thin-film solar cells have been qualified as potential competitors of the more established CIGS ones. One of the more important handicaps of CZTS solar cells is the open-circuit voltage deficit. ...
    • Insights into interface and bulk defects in a high efficiency kesterite-based device 

      Fonoll Rubio, Robert; Andrade Arvizu, Jacob; Blanco Portals, Javier; Becerril Romero, Ignacio; Guc, Maxim; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar; Peiró Martínez, Francesca; Estradé Albiol, Sònia; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Pérez Rodríguez, Alejandro (2021-01-01)
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      This work provides a detailed analysis of a high efficiency Cu2ZnSnSe4 device using a combination of advanced electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques. In particular, a full picture of the different defects present ...
    • Insights on the thermal stability of the Sb2Se3 quasi-1D photovoltaic technology 

      Vidal Fuentes, Pedro; Guc, Maxim; Becerril Romero, Ignacio; Sylla, Dioulde Huguette; Alcobé Olle, Xavier; Sánchez González, Yudania; Pérez Rodríguez, Alejandro; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor (Wiley, 2021-10-13)
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      This work explores the thermal stability of antimony-based photovoltaic (PV) technologies investigating the effect of low-temperature (50—350¿°C) postdeposition annealings (PDAs) on bare Sb2Se3 absorbers and complete ...
    • Investigation on limiting factors affecting Cu2ZnGeSe4 efficiency: Effect of annealing conditions and surface treatment 

      Sánchez González, Yudania; Andrade Arvizu, Jacob; Becerril Romero, Ignacio; Guc, Maxim; Giraldo, Sergio; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar (2020-10-01)
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      This work aims to unveil the optimal annealing conditions and surface treatments of CZGeSe absorbers, synthesized using vacuum-based deposition technique, with an eye to optimizing the main parameters allowing better control ...
    • Kinetics and phase analysis of kesterite compounds: Influence of chalcogen availability in the reaction pathway 

      Hernández Martínez, Alejandro; Giraldo, Sergio; Alcobe, Xavier; Becerril Romero, Ignacio; Placidi, Marcel Jose; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Pistor, Paul; Perez Rodriguez, Alejandro; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar; Valdés, Matías (2022-08-01)
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      Physical vapor deposition methodologies have gained a lot of interest in the synthesis of kesterites, including sequential processes based on sputtering of metals followed by reactive annealing. Bearing this in mind, ...
    • Stability of Cu2ZnSnSe4/CdS heterojunction based solar cells under soft post-deposition thermal treatments 

      Atlan, Fabien; Becerril Romero, Ignacio; Giraldo Muñoz, Sergio; Rotaru, Victoria; Sánchez, Yudania; Gurieva, Galina; Schorr, Susan; Arushanov, Ernest; Perez Rodriguez, Alejandro; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Guc, Maxim (2023-01-01)
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      The thermal stability of the Cu2ZnSnSe4 (CZTSe) absorber and CdS buffer layers in SLG/Mo/CZTSe/CdS/i-ZnO/ITO devices is explored by performing a series of soft (~200 °C) post deposition treatments (PDTs). A comprehensive ...
    • Transition metal oxides for kesterite solar cells developed on transparent substrates 

      Becerril Romero, Ignacio; Sylla, Dioulde; Placidi, Marcel Jose; Sánchez González, Yudania; Andrade Arvizu, Jacob; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Guc, Maxim; Pérez Rodríguez, Alejandro; Grini, Sigbjørn; Vines, Lasse; Pusay Villarroel, Benjamín Andrés; Almache Hernández, Rosa Estefanía; Puigdollers i González, Joaquim; Pistor, Jan Paul; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar; Espindola Rodríguez, Moisés (2020-07-01)
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      Fabrication on transparent soda-lime glass/fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) substrates opens the way to advanced applications for kesterite solar cells such as semitransparent, bifacial, and tandem devices, which are key to ...
    • Ultrathin a-Si:H/Oxide transparent solar cells exhibiting UV-Blue selective-like absorption 

      Lopez-Garcia, Alex J.; Voz Sánchez, Cristóbal; Asensi López, José Miguel; Puigdollers i González, Joaquim; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Perez Rodriguez, Alejandro (John Wiley & sons, 2023-02-15)
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      Herein, the fabrication of transparent solar cells based on nanometric (8 and30 nm) intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous siliconfilms (a-Si:H) and using oxidethinfilms as transparent carrier selective contacts are reported. ...
    • Ultrathin wide-bandgap a-Si:H-based solar cells for transparent photovoltaic applications 

      Lopez-Garcia, Alex J.; Blazquez, Oriol; Voz Sánchez, Cristóbal; Puigdollers i González, Joaquim; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Perez Rodriguez, Alejandro (Wiley, 2022-01-01)
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      Herein, the fabrication of UV-blue selective transparent solar cells based on ultrathin (<30¿nm) intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous silicon films (a-Si:H) as absorber and using a fully inorganic architecture is reported, ...
    • UV-selective optically transparent Zn(O,S)-based solar cells 

      López García, Alex J.; Bauer, Andreas; Fonoll Rubio, Robert; Payno, David; Jehl Li-Kao, Zacharie; Kazim, Samrana; Hariskos, Dimitrios; Izquierdo Roca, Víctor; Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar; Pérez Rodríguez, Alejandro (Wiley, 2020-11-03)
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      This work reports experimental evidence of a photovoltaic effect in transparent UV-selective Zn(O,S)-based heterojunctions. Zn(O,S) has a strong interest for the development of UV-selective solar cells with high transparency ...