Analysis of Transition Metal Oxides based Heterojunction Solar Cells with S-shaped J-V curves

Daniele Scire', Isodiana Crupi, Mauro Mosca, Roberto Macaluso, Olindo Isabella, Paul Procel, Yifeng Zhao, Miro Zeman

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The use of transition metal oxides for the selective carrier contact in the crystalline silicon solar cells technology is rising to interest for the excellent optoelectrical properties of these materials whose implementation, however, can result in lousy performing cells due to an S-shaped electrical characteristic. In this paper, we fabricated solar cells showing S-shaped J-V curve and carried out an analysis of the reasons of such behavior using a model involving the series of a standard cell equivalent circuit with a Schottky junction in order to explain these atypical performances. A good matching between the experimental measurements and the adopted theoretical model was obtained. The extracted parameters are listed and analyzed to shade light on the reasons behind the low-performance cells.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAEIT International Annual Conference, 2020
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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