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2009 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 30 - December 4, 2009 | Boston
Meeting Chairs
: Kristi Anseth, Li-Chyong Chen, Peter Gumbsch, Ji-Cheng Zhao

Symposium Q : Photovoltaic Materials and Manufacturing Issues II

2009-11-30   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Bhushan L. Sopori National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Bernhard Dimmler Würth Solar GmbH & Co. KG
Jeffrey Yang United Solar Ovonic LLC
Thomas Surek Surek PV Consulting
Q1: Crystalline Silicon Technologies
Session Chairs
Jeff Yang
Monday AM, November 30, 2009
Room 306 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **Q1.1
Hydrogen Passivation for Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells.

Michael Stavola 1
1 Department of Physics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

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10:00 AM - Q1.2
A New, Ultrafast Technique for Mapping Dislocation Density in Large-area, Single-crystal and Multicrystalline Si Wafers.

Bhushan Sopori 1 , Przemyslaw Rupnowski 1 , Mathew Albert 2 , Chandra Khattak 2 , Mike Seacrist 3
1 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States, 2 , GT Solar, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, 3 , MEMC, St. Peters, Missouri, United States

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10:15 AM - Q1.3
Low-cost, High Efficiency Solar Cells on Scrapped CMOS Silicon.

Daniel Inns 1 , Joel de Souza 1 , K. Saenger 1 , H. Hovel 1 , D. Sadana 1
1 T. J. Watson Research Centre, IBM, Yorktown Heights, New York, United States

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10:30 AM - **Q1.4
Crystalline Silicon Technology for Solar Applications.

Aditya Deshpande 1 , Mike Seacrist 1 , Steve Kimbel 1 , Gang Shi 1 , Jihong Chen 1
1 , MEMC Electronic Materials, St Peters, Missouri, United States

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11:00 AM -
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11:30 AM - **Q1.5
Developments in Crystalline Silicon-based Photovoltaic Product Architecture and Manufacturing.

Juris Kalejs 1
1 , American Solar Technologies, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States

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12:00 PM - **Q1.6
Contactless Measurement of Carrier Lifetime on As-Grown or Shaped Ingots, Sections, and Blocks.

Ronald Sinton 1 , Tanaya Mankad 1 , M. Forsyth 1 , James Swirhun 1
1 , Sinton Instruments, Inc., Boulder, Colorado, United States

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12:30 PM - Q1.7
Commercial Production of Silicon Solar Cell Feedstock by Upgrade of Metallurgical Grade Silicon.

John Mott 1 , Julio Bragagnolo 1 , Michael Hayes 1
1 , Ohio Solar Energy, LLC, Alliance, Ohio, United States

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12:45 PM - Q1.8
Efficient Single-crystal Black Silicon Solar Cells with Anti-reflection by a Nanocatalyzed One-step Etch.

Hao-Chih Yuan 1 , Vernon Yost 1 , Matthew Page 1 , Howard Branz 1
1 , National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, Colorado, United States

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Q2: CdTe and GaAs Based Technologies
Session Chairs
Tom Surek
Monday PM, November 30, 2009
Room 306 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **Q2.1
Present Status of Research and Industrial Development of CdTe/CdS Solar Cells.

Ramesh Dhere 1 , David Albin 1 , Xiaonan Li 1 , Timothy Gessert 1
1 , National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, Colorado, United States

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3:00 PM - Q2.2
Study of the Electrical Properties of Cross Sections of CdTe/CdS Solar Cells Measured with Scanning Kelvin Probe Microscopy.

Helio Moutinho 1 , Ramesh Dhere 1 , Chun-Sheng Jiang 1 , Mowafak Al-Jassim 1
1 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States

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3:15 PM - Q2.3
Finite Element Model to Understand the Effect of O2 on Closed Space Sublimation of CdTe.

Nirav Vora 1 , Ramesh Dhere 1
1 National Center for Photovoltaics, National Renewable Energy laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States

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3:30 PM - Q2.4
CdTe Thin Film Growth Using High Rate Sputtering for Photovoltaic Applications.

John Walls 1 , Paresh Nasikkar 1 , Hari Upadhyaya 1
1 Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough United Kingdom

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3:45 PM - Q2.5
Fabrication and Modeling of Three-Dimensionally Structured CdTe Thin Film Photovoltaic Devices with Self-Aligned Back-Contacts.

Jonathan Guyer 1 , Daniel Josell 1 , Carlos Beauchamp 1 , Suyong Jung 2 , Behrang Hamadani 2 , Lee Richter 3 , John Bonevich 1 , Nikolai Zhitenev 2 , Tom Moffat 1
1 Metallurgy Division, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, 2 Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, 3 Surface and Microanalysis Science Division, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

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4:00 PM -
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4:30 PM - Q2.6
Thin-film ITO/InP Solar Cells on Flexible Plastic Substrates.

Kuen-Ting Shiu 1 2 , Jeramy Zimmerman 2 , Hongyu Wang 2 , Stephen Forrest 2
1 Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 2 Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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4:45 PM - Q2.7
Suppression of Edge Recombination in InAs/InGaAs DWELL Solar Cells.

Tingyi Gu 1 , Kai Yang 1 , Mohamed El-Emawy 1 , Andreas Stintz 1 , Luke Lester 1
1 Center for High Technology Materials, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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5:00 PM - Q2.8
Virtual Single Crystalline GaAs Epitaxial Thin Films on Flexible Polycrystalline Metallic Substrates.

Alex Freundlich 1 , Venkat Selvamanickam 1
1 , University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States

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5:15 PM - Q2.9
Neodymium Luminescent Solar Concentrator.

Phil Reusswig 1 , Carmel Rotschild 1 , Marc Baldo 1
1 EECS, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Q3: Poster Session I
Session Chairs
Peter Rupnowski
Monday PM, November 30, 2009
Exhibit Hall D (Hynes)

9:00 PM - Q3.1
Electron Reflector Strategy on Micron-Thickness CdTe Solar Cells.

Kuo-Jui Hsiao 1 , James Sites 1
1 Physics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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9:00 PM - Q3.10
Mechano-chemical Synthesis, Deposition and Structural Characterization of CIGS.

Vidhya Bhojan 1 , Velumani Subramaniam 1 , Jesus A.Arenas-Alatorre 2 , Rene Asomoza 1
1 Electrical Engineering, CINVESTAV, Mexico,D.F. Mexico, 2 Institute of Physics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico ,D.F. Mexico

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9:00 PM - Q3.11
Photo-patternable Polythiophenes Having Methacrylate Pendant Group for Organic Photovoltaics.

Yuna Kim 1 , Jeonghun Kim 1 , Sehwan Kim 1 , Eunkyoung Kim 1
1 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - Q3.13
Thermally and Chemically Stable Transparent Conducting Multi-layered Al-doped ZnO and Its Applications for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells.

Jun Hong Noh 1 , Hyun Soo Han 1 , Sangwook Lee 1 , Hyun Suk Jung 2 , Kung Sun Hong 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of), 2 Advanced Materials Engineering, Kookim University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - Q3.14
Fabrication, Characterization and Optical Studies of Cu(In1-xGax)3Se5 Bulk Compounds.

Dayane Habib 1 , Georges El Haj Moussa 1 , Roy Al Asmar 1 , Michael Ibrahim 1 , Mario El Tahchi 1 , Claude Llinares 2
1 LPA, Lebanese University, Jdeidet Lebanon, 2 Centre Electronique et Micro-optoélectronique de Montpellier (CEM2), University of Montpellier 2, Montpellier France

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9:00 PM - Q3.15
Reactive Sputtering of Magnesium Hydride Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications.

Charlotte Platzer-Bjorkman 1 , Smagul Karazhanov 1 , Jan-Petter Maehlen 1 , Erik Marstein 1 , Arve Holt 1
1 , Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller Norway

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9:00 PM - Q3.16
Wide Energy Bandgap Materials (LiF and Al2O3) as Hole Blocking Layers in Organic Solar Cells.

Chen Cheng Hong 1 , Wu Jui Chi 1 , Chen Chun Wei 1 , Chen Jen Sue 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan Taiwan

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9:00 PM - Q3.17
Ti-doped Gallium Phosphide Layers with Concentrations Above the Mott Limit.

David Pastor 1 , Javier Olea 1 , Maria Toledano-Luque 1 , Ignacio Martil 1 , German Gonzalez-Diaz 1 , Jordi Ibanez 2 , Ramon Cusco 2 , Luis Artus 2
1 Dpto. de Física Aplicada III, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid Spain, 2 Institut Jaume Almera, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona Spain

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