A computational study on the energy bandgap engineering in performance enhancement of CdTe thin film solar cells

Ameen M. Ali, K. S. Rahman, Lamya M. Ali, Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Shahidan Radiman, Nowshad Amin

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Abstract

In this study, photovoltaic properties of CdTe thin film in the configuration of n-SnO2/n-CdS/p-CdTe/p-CdTe:Te/metal have been studied by numerical simulation software named “Analysis of Microelectronic and Photonic Structure” (AMPS-1D). A modified structure for CdTe thin film solar cell has been proposed by numerical analysis with the insertion of a back contact buffer layer (CdTe:Te). This layer can serve as a barrier that will decelerate the copper diffusion in CdTe solar cell. Four estimated energy bandgap relations versus the Tellurium (Te) concentrations and the (CdTe:Te) layer thickness have been examined thoroughly during simulation. Correlation between energy bandgap with the CdTe thin film solar cell performance has also been established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1066-1072
Number of pages7
JournalResults in Physics
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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copper
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Keywords

  • AMPS-1D
  • Bandgap
  • CdTe thin film
  • Numerical modelling
  • Solar cell

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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A computational study on the energy bandgap engineering in performance enhancement of CdTe thin film solar cells. / Ali, Ameen M.; Rahman, K. S.; Ali, Lamya M.; Akhtaruzzaman, Md.; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Radiman, Shahidan; Amin, Nowshad.

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Ali, Ameen M. ; Rahman, K. S. ; Ali, Lamya M. ; Akhtaruzzaman, Md. ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman ; Radiman, Shahidan ; Amin, Nowshad. / A computational study on the energy bandgap engineering in performance enhancement of CdTe thin film solar cells. In: Results in Physics. 2017 ; Vol. 7. pp. 1066-1072.
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