• Design strategies for high-efficiency CdTe solar cells 

        Author(s):Song, Tao
        Date Issued:2017
        Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
        With continuous technology advances over the past years, CdTe solar cells have surged to be a leading contributor in thin-film photovoltaic (PV) field. While empirical material and device optimization has led to considerable ...
      • Electroluminescence of thin-film CdTe solar cells and modules 

        Author(s):Raguse, John Michael
        Date Issued:2015
        Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
        Thin-film photovoltaics has the potential to be a major source of world electricity. Mitigation of non-uniformities in thin-film solar cells and modules may help improve photovoltaic conversion efficiencies. In this ...
      • Development and advancement of thin CdTe-based solar cells for photovoltaic performance improvements 

        Author(s):Bothwell, Alexandra
        Date Issued:2020
        Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
        Photovoltaic technologies, with an essentially infinite energy source, large total capacity, and demonstrated cost competitiveness, are well-positioned to meet growing global demand for clean energy. Cadmium-telluride ...
      • Performance and metastability of CdTe solar cells with a Te back-contact buffer layer 

        Author(s):Moore, Andrew
        Date Issued:2017
        Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
        Thin-film CdTe photovoltaics are quickly maturing into a viable clean-energy solution through demonstration of competitive costs and performance stability with existing energy sources. Over the last half decade, CdTe solar ...
      • Metal oxides as buffer layers in polycrystalline CdTe thin-film solar cells 

        Author(s):Pandey, Ramesh
        Date Issued:2021
        Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
        The optical band-gap of 1.5 eV and absorption coefficient the order of 105 cm-1 makes CdTea very attractive absorber for thin-film solar cells. This dissertation explores methods to improve both the front, or emitter, part ...