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Paths to high efficiency low-cost photovoltaics

Atwater, Harry A. (2011) Paths to high efficiency low-cost photovoltaics. In: 2011 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1-3. ISBN 9781424499656.

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We discuss approaches to approaches to synthesis of high efficiency low cost photovoltaics that employ single crystal GaAs and Si in thin film and wire array formats. A common theme is the use of lift-off processes that enable cell fabrication without consumption of a thick crystalline wafer per cell. Use of single crystal materials enables the achievement of high open circuit voltages relative to polycrystalline materials.

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Additional Information:© 2011 IEEE. The portion of this work about Si wire arrays was supported by the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science through the Light Material Interactions Energy Frontier Research Center under contract number DE-SC0001293 and BP. This work benefited from use of the Caltech Kavli Nanoscience Institute and the Material Science TEM facilities partially supported by the MRSEC Program of the National Science Foundation under Award Number DMR-0520565.
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Official Citation:H. A. Atwater, "Paths to high efficiency low-cost photovoltaics," 2011 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011, pp. 000001-000003. doi: 10.1109/PVSC.2011.6185830
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