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BPN625: Direct Growth of High Quality III-V Semiconductors on Metal Foils for Low-Cost, High-Efficiency PVs

Project ID BPN625
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Start Date Thu 2012-Feb-02 04:55:11
Last Updated Tue 2013-Aug-20 11:42:46
Abstract The intrinsic advantages of III-V semiconductors for solar cells have been hobbled by the lack of low-cost substrates and processes, which has thus far limited market success of III-V solar cells. Here at Berkeley we are exploring a non-traditional approach which addresses these drawbacks. High optical quality polycrystalline InP films have been grown on non-epitaxial molybdenum substrates. Remarkably, these films with micron-sized grains have similar photoluminescence qualities as single- crystalline InP, and show great promise for high-efficiency, low-cost solar cells.
Status Completed
Funding Source Federal
IAB Research Area NanoTechnology: Materials, Processes & Devices
Researcher(s) Maxwell S. Zheng, Zhibin Yu, Rehan Kapadia
Advisor(s) Ali Javey
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