Paper: Complex Interplay between Absorber Composition and Alkali Doping in High-Efficiency Kesterite Solar Cells

Title: Complex Interplay between Absorber Composition and Alkali Doping in High-Efficiency Kesterite Solar Cells Authors: Stefan G. Haass,* Christian Andres, Renato Figi, Claudia Schreiner, Melanie Bürki, Yaroslav E. Romanyuk, and Ayodhya N. Tiwari Link (Open Acess): Adv. Energy Mater. 2018, 8, 1701760 Abstract: Sodium treatment of kesterite layers is a widely used and efficient method to boost solar cell efficiency. However, first experiments employing other alkali elements cause confusion as reported results contradict each other. In this comprehensive investigation, the effects of absorber…

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Paper: How small amounts of Ge modify the formation pathways and crystallization of kesterites

Ge incorporation on Kesterites Title: How small amounts of Ge modify the formation pathways and crystallization of kesterites Authors: S. Giraldo, E. Saucedo, M. Neuschitzer, F. Oliva, M. Placidi, X. Alcobe´, V. Izquierdo-Roca, S. Kim, H. Tampo, H. Shibata, A. Pérez-Rodríguez and P. Pistor Link: Energy Environ. Sci., 2018, 11, 582-593 Abstract: The inclusion of Ge into the synthesis of Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 absorbers for kesterite solar cells has been proven to be a very efficient way to boost the device efficiency in…

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