Improving measurement techniques of thin film solar cells

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Engineering
Department Electrical Engineering
Faculty Mentor Mike Scarpulla
Creator Luchinovich, Aleksandr
Title Improving measurement techniques of thin film solar cells
Year graduated 2016
Date 2016-05
Description New, innovative solar cell technologies such as CZTS, CdTe, and hybrid perovskite solar cells are constantly being pursued in order to deliver better cost per Watt performance. Moreover, cost and long term reliability(25 years or more) are important factors that are currently considered. The Scarpulla group has identified that measuring impedance of Thin Film solar cells(i.e. CZTS, CdTe, Hybrid Perovskite, and others) in the bandwidth 1 MHz to 1 GHz will yield new insights into their device physics. The scope of this paper is to introduce the design and testing of an integrated system for measuring RF impedance of a CdTe cell at room temperatures. The success of testing will then be forwarded to testing at variable temperatures from 80K to 300 K in order to make an equivalent circuit model from these unique measurements.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Solar cells - Testing; Thin films - Research; Electric power - Research; Thermal admittance spectroscopy
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Aleksandr Luchinovich
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 25,080 bytes
Identifier honors/id/65
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1278316
ARK ark:/87278/s6671pgq
Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2016-06-28
Date Modified 2018-10-30
ID 205717
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6671pgq
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