Electro-Optical Characterization at NREL

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One of the core issues in all of the photovoltaics technologies is relating PV device performance to the methods and materials used to produce them. Due to the nature of PV devices, the electronic and optical properties of the materials are key to device performance. The relationship between materials growth and processing, the resulting electro-optical properties, and device performance can be extremely complex and difficult to determine without direct measurement of these properties. Accurate and timely measurement of the electro-optical properties as a function of device processing provides researchers and manufacturers with the knowledge they need to troubleshoot problems and ... continued below

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Keyes, B. M.; Dippo, P.; Gedvilas, L.; Johnston, S.; Levi, D.; Metzger, W. et al. November 1, 2005.

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One of the core issues in all of the photovoltaics technologies is relating PV device performance to the methods and materials used to produce them. Due to the nature of PV devices, the electronic and optical properties of the materials are key to device performance. The relationship between materials growth and processing, the resulting electro-optical properties, and device performance can be extremely complex and difficult to determine without direct measurement of these properties. Accurate and timely measurement of the electro-optical properties as a function of device processing provides researchers and manufacturers with the knowledge they need to troubleshoot problems and develop the knowledge base necessary for reducing cost, maximizing efficiency, improving reliability, and enhancing manufacturability. The Electro-optical Characterization Team at NREL provides this support for all internal and external projects funded by the PV Program.

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  • Related Information: Presented at the 2005 DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program Review Meeting held November 7-10, 2005 in Denver, Colorado. Also included in the proceedings available on CD-ROM (DOE/GO-1020060-2245; NREL/CD-520-38577)

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-520-38948
  • Grant Number: AC36-99-GO10337
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 882599
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc891973

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Keyes, B. M.; Dippo, P.; Gedvilas, L.; Johnston, S.; Levi, D.; Metzger, W. et al. Electro-Optical Characterization at NREL, article, November 1, 2005; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc891973/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.