SURF

Christine Wong

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

The SURF/Rose Hills program has provided me with the invaluable opportunity to pursue my interest in electronic materials development and apply the knowledge that I have accumulated thus far in my undergraduate career in a tangible, meaningful way, as well as the resources necessary to make the most of this experience. I am excited to not only develop my skills as a researcher and engineer, but also to work on a project that could have a significant impact upon the photovoltaic industry. Thank you for this remarkable opportunity and all of your support!
  • Major: Materials Science & Engineering
  • Sponsor: Rose Hills Foundation
  • Mentor: Ali Javey, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science