• Analysis of impact of non-uniformities on thin-film solar cells and modules with 2-D simulations 

        Author(s):Koishiyev, Galymzhan Temirkhanovich
        Date Issued:2010
        Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
        Clean and environmentally friendly photovoltaic (PV) technologies are now generally recognized as an alternative solution to many global-scale problems such as energy demand, pollution, and environment safety. The cost ...
      • Electron-reflector strategy for CdTe thin-film solar cells 

        Author(s):Hsiao, Kuo-Jui
        Date Issued:2010
        Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
        The CdTe thin-film solar cell has a large absorption coefficient and high theoretical efficiency. Moreover, large-area photovoltaic panels can be economically fabricated. These features potentially make the CdTe thin-film ...
      • Vortex phases in type-I superconductors 

        Author(s):Sweeney, Mark Charles
        Date Issued:2010
        Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
        Sufficiently thin films of type-I superconductor in a perpendicular magnetic field exhibit a triangular vortex lattice, while thick films develop an intermediate state. To elucidate what happens between these two regimes, ...