Development of High Mobility, High Work Function Transparent Conducting Oxides for Photovoltaic Applications
The improvement of photovoltaic materials is currently a major concern for further development of sustainable energy devices such as solar cells. This summer, I will be developing high mobility, high work function transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) for such photovoltaic devices. These materials will have minimal parasitic absorption and resistive losses, and their application will be useful in increasing photovoltaic device efficiency. I will also be characterizing the TCOs using x-ray diffraction (XRD), UV-vis spectroscopy, and Hall measurements, and studying their evolution under rapid thermal annealing (RTA) in order to prepare a complete profile of their material properties.
Message to Sponsor
- Major: Materials Science & Engineering
- Sponsor: Rose Hills Foundation
- Mentor: Ali Javey, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science