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Title: a study of the degradation mechanisms of Ultr-Thin CIGS Solar Cells subitted to a Damp Heat Environment
Authors: Kohl, Thierry
de Wild, Jessica
Rivas Rivas, Nicolas
Buldu, Dilara
Birant, Gizem
Brammertz, Guy
Renner, Frank Uwe
Meuris, Marc
Poortmans, Jef
Vermang, Bart
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: Proceedings 2019 - 46th IEEE PVSC Conference - Chicago, IL,
Abstract: Producing the green energy of tomorrow will require highly efficient as well as energy --, and cost eff ective solar cells in addition to having reasonable lifetimes To determine if CIGS can be made to submit to these constraints , we produced ultrathin (500nm ) single stage coevaporated CIGS solar cells . We doped these cells with varying amounts and t ypes of a lkali atoms a nd submitted them to accelerated lifetime testing Results showed definite effect of the a lkali concen tration on the degradation of the cells b ut showed limited mig ration. Inste ad, the seeping of water into the gra in bounda rie s was identified as the main culprit for perf ormance degradati on.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/29777
Category: C2
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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