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Spring 2011 Logo2011 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

April 25-29, 2011 | San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: Ping Chen, Chang Beom-Eom, Samuel S. Mao, Ryan O'Hayre

Symposium C : Advanced Materials Processing for Scalable Solar-Cell Manufacturing

2011-04-26   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Henry Ji Transmill Technologies, Inc.
Venkatesen Mannivanan Colorado State University
Binxian Ren Hebei University of Technology
Loucas Tsakalakos General Electric

Symposium Support

General Electric - Global Research
Solexant Inc
Transmill Technologies Inc
C1: Nanostructure-Based Photovoltaics & Multi-Component Thin Film PV Manufacturing I
Session Chairs
Loucas Tsakalakos
Tuesday PM, April 26, 2011
Room 2000 (Moscone West)

9:00 AM - **C1.1
Waferless High Efficiency Photovoltaics Based on Flexible Si Wire Arrays.

Harry Atwater 1
1 Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States

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9:30 AM - C1.2
High-efficiency Ordered Silicon Nano-conical-frustum Array Solar Cells by Self-powered Parallel Electron Lithography.

Yuerui Lu 1 , Amit Lal 1
1 , Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States

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9:45 AM - C1.3
Atomic Layer Deposition and Chemical Vapor Deposition of Copper Sulfide for Nanostructured Solar Cells.

Ian Carbone 1 3 , Glenn Alers 3 1 , Anna Bezryadina 3 1 , Frank Bridges 1 , Scott Medling 1 , Timothy Ohno 2 , Jonathan Kintnerr 2
1 Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 3 Advanced Studies Laboratories, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, United States, 2 Physics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States

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10:00 AM - C1.4
Resonating Mode Enhanced Optical Absorption in Si Hollow Nanospheres.

Yan Yao 1 , Jie Yao 1 , Zhichao Ruan 2 , Jia Zhu 2 , Ching-Mei Hsu 1 , Shanhui Fan 2 , Yi Cui 1
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States, 2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

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10:15 AM - C1.5
Performance of Ultra-Thin Film Mo/CdTe/AZO Schottky Diode Photovoltaics in a Substrate Configuration.

Chris France 1 2 , Hector Romo 3 , Sue Carter 1 2 , Glenn Alers 2 1
1 Physics Department, University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 2 Advanced Studies Laboratories, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, United States, 3 Electrical Engineering Department, University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States

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10:30 AM - *
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11:00 AM - **C1.6
Scaling CdTe PV from Pilot Production to High Volume Manufacturing.

Fred Seymour 1
1 , PrimeStar Solar, Inc, Arvada, Colorado, United States

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11:30 AM - **C1.7
Ion Beam Texturing and Reactive Deposition for Photovoltaic Materials.

Bruce Clemens 1 , J. Groves 1 , Vardaan Chawla 1 , Joel Li 2 , Garrett Hayes 1 , Charles Teplin 3
1 Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States, 2 Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States, 3 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States

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12:00 PM - C1.8
Synthesis of CuInSe2 Absorbers from Bilayer Compound Precursors.

Rangarajan Krishnan 1 , David Wood 1 , Vaibhav Chaudhari 1 , Andrew Payzant 2 , Rommel Noufi 3 , Timothy Anderson 1
1 Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States, 2 Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States, 3 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States

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12:15 PM - C1.9
In-line Control Quality of Chacolpyrite Based Solar Cells by Advance Raman Spectroscopy.

Victor Izquierdo Roca 3 , Xavier Fontane 2 , Edgardo Saucedo 2 , Jesus Salvador Jaime Ferrer 1 , Jacobo Alvarez 3 , Alejandro Perez Rodriguez 2 , Juan Ramon Morante 2 , Veronica Bermudez 1
3 , IN2UB, Barcelone Spain, 2 , IREC, Barcelone Spain, 1 , NEXCIS, Rousset France

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12:30 PM - **C1.10
Rapid Printing of High-efficiency Monolithically Integrated CIGS Photovoltaic Modules.

Louay Eldada 1 , Baosheng Sang 1 , Dingyuan Lu 1 , Peter Hersh 1 , Casey Martinez 1 , Billy Stanbery 1
1 , HelioVolt Corporation, Austin, Texas, United States

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C2: Solution-Based Processes I & Transparent Conductors and Coatings I
Session Chairs
Venkatesen Mannivanan
Tuesday PM, April 26, 2011
Room 2000 (Moscone West)

2:30 PM - **C2.1
Molecular Precursor and Nanocrystal-ink Based Routes to CIGS and CZTS Solar Cells.

Hugh Hillhouse 1
1 Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States

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3:00 PM - C2.2
Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 Thin Film Solar Cells from Binary and Ternary Chalcogenide Nanoparticles.

Yanyan Cao 1 , Michael Denny 1 , Jonathan Caspar 1 , Alex Ionkin 1 , Lynda Johnson 1 , Meijun Lu 1 , Irina Malajovich 1 , Daniela Radu 1 , H. Rosenfeld 1
1 , DuPont CR&D, Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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3:15 PM - C2.3
Microwave-enhanced Synthesis of Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Colloidal Nanoparticle Inks.

Brendan Flynn 1 , Gregory Herman 1
1 School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States

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3:30 PM - C2.4
Fabrication and Performance of Dual Back-contact Thin Film Photovoltaic Devices.

Daniel Josell 1 , Carlos Hangarter 1 , Behrang Hamadani 2 , Suyong Jung 2 , Jonathan Guyer 1
1 Metallurgy Division, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, 2 CNST, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

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3:45 PM - C2.5
Analysis and Control of Plating Baths in the Electrodeposition of Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) Films with Ion Chromatography.

Joseph Duimstra 1 , Sarah Lastella 1 , Muharrem Kunduraci 1 , Tuncay Cetiner 1 , Serdar Aksu 1 , Mustafa Pinarbasi 1
1 , SoloPower Inc, San Jose, California, United States

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4:00 PM - *
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4:30 PM - C2.6
Durable Anti-reflective Coatings for PV Module Cover Glass.

Sudip Mukhopadhyay 1 , Renato DeTorres 1 , Hai Bien 1 , Boris Korolev 1 , Ahila Krishnamoorthy 1 , VaraPrasad Desaraju 1
1 , Honeywell, Sunnyvale, California, United States

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4:45 PM - C2.7
Deposition of Aluminum Doped Zinc Oxide Using an Atmospheric, Low Temperature Plasma Deposition Process.

Mirjam Theelen 1 , Hans Winands 1 , Frank Grob 1 , Sandra Kouijzer 1 , Hans Goverde 1 , Joop van Deelen 1 , Ariel de Graaf 1 , Paul Poodt 1
1 , TNO, Eindhoven Netherlands

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5:00 PM - C2.8
Investigation on the Discharge Formation Mechanisms and Surface Analysis of SiO2-like Layers on Polymers Synthesized Using DBD Assisted CVD at Atmospheric Pressure.

Antony Peter 1 3 , Richard van de Sanden 1 , Sergey Starostin 2 , Hindrik de Vries 2 , Mariadriana Creatore 1
1 , Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven Netherlands, 3 , Materials innovstion institute (M2i), Delft Netherlands, 2 , FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V, , Tilburg Netherlands

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5:15 PM - C2.9
Recent Progress in Transparent Conducting Materials by Use of Metallic Grids on Metaloxides.

Joop van Deelen 1 , Henk Rendering 1 , Bert Huis in het Veld 1 , Mirjam Theelen 1 , Paul Poodt 1 , Arjan Hovestad 1
1 Materials Technology, TNO, Eindhoven Netherlands

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5:30 PM - C2.10
Scalable Transparent Electrodes with Electrospun Nanowires.

Hui Wu 1 , Liangbing Hu 1 , Yi Cui 1
1 , Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, California, United States

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5:45 PM - C2.11
Formation of Self Assembled MgO Nano-facet: Toward the Yablonovitch Limit for the Light Trapping in Thin Silicon Solar Cell.

Hak Ki Yu 1 2 , Jong-Lam Lee 1 2 , Gwan Ho Jung 1 2 , Wan Jae Dong 1 2 , Kihyon Hong 1 2 , Sungjun Kim 1 2
1 Material Science & Engineering, POSTECH, Pohang, Kyungbuk, Korea (the Republic of), 2 Graduate Institute of Advanced Materials Science, POSTECH, Pohang, Kyungbuk, Korea (the Republic of)

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C3: Poster Session: Advanced Processes and Manufacturing for Photovoltaics
Session Chairs
Henry Ji
Venkatesen Mannivanan
Binxian Ren
Loucas Tsakalakos
Tuesday PM, April 26, 2011
Exhibition Hall (Moscone West)

6:00 PM - C3.1
Low Cost ZnO/Cu2O Solar Cells Produced by Atmospheric ALD.

Andrew Marin 1 , David Munoz-Rojas 1 , Diana Iza 1 , Judith MacManus-Driscoll 1
1 Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom

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6:00 PM - C3.10
Rapid Growth of Large Transparent Films of Chemically Converted Graphene, Graphite Oxide, and Aligned Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes.

Julio D'Arcy 1 2 , Richard Kaner 1 2 3 , Yang Yang 3 2 1
1 Chemistry and Biochemistry , University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, 2 California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, 3 Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

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6:00 PM - C3.11
Fabrication of Improved p-AgGaSe2/n-Si Heterojunction Solar Cells on Optimum Quality Thermally Evaporated AgGaSe2 Thin Films.

Krishna Mandal 1 , Sandip Das 1
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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6:00 PM - C3.12
Application of a Dual-spectral-range, Expanded-beam Spectroscopic Ellipsometer for Mapping Large-area, Laterally-inhomogeneous, Photovoltaic Multilayers.

Miklos Fried 1 , G. Juhasz 1 , C. Major 1 , A. Nemeth 2 1 , P. Petrik 1 , P. Polgar 1 , C. Salupo 2 , R. Collins 2
1 Photonics, MFA, Budapest Hungary, 2 PVIC, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, United States

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6:00 PM - C3.13
CdS, CdSe Nanoparticles in Silica Matrix by Sol Gel Method.

Nilima Hullavarad 1 , Shiva Hullavarad 1
1 Advanced Materials Group, Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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6:00 PM - C3.16
Low-temperature Atomic Layer Deposition of ZnO, TiO2, and Al2O3 Thin Films for Application to Transparent Conducting Oxide.

Woo-Hee Kim 1 2 , Jae-Min Kim 1 , Min-Kyu Kim 1 , Hyungjun Kim 1
1 School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Yonsei, Seoul Korea (the Republic of), 2 Department of Material Science and Engineering, POSTECH , Pohang Korea (the Republic of)

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6:00 PM - C3.17
Atomistic Simulations of the Silicon Surface Structure at the Interface of Silver Thick Film Contacts on n-Type Silicon.

Stefan Kontermann 1 2 , Alexander Ruf 1 , Ralf Preu 1
1 , Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg Germany, 2 , Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute , Goslar Germany

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6:00 PM - C3.18
Surface Passivation of Pre-oxidized Silicon by Atomic Layer Deposited Al2O3.

Wei-Cheng Lai 1 , Jenn-Chang Hwang 1 , Chien-Hsun Chen 2 , Hung-Jen Yang 2 , Wei-Yu Chen 2
1 , National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu Taiwan, 2 , Industrial Technology Research Institute., Hsinchu Taiwan

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6:00 PM - C3.19
Enhanced Optical Absorption of Medium-temperature PECVD Grown Si-rich Si1-xCx.

Chaio-Ti Lee 1 , Gong-Ru Lin 1
1 Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics, and Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei Taiwan

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6:00 PM - C3.2
Optimizing Materials Processing and Device Geometry for Scalable ZnO/Cu2O Solar Cell Fabrication.

Talia Gershon 1 , Kevin Musselman 2 , Andrew Marin 1 , Judith MacManus-Driscoll 1
1 Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom, 2 Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom

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6:00 PM - C3.20
Optical Layers and Materials for Next Generation Solar Cells.

Ping Lee 1 , Jason Shank 1 , Mikael Marra 1 , Yeona Kang 1 , C. Fortmann 1 2
1 , Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States, 2 , Idalia Solar Technologies LLC, New York, New York, United States

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6:00 PM - C3.21
Vertically-segregated Hhole Extraction Layers to Enhance Open Circuit Voltage and Device Lifetime of Organic Solar Cells.

Kyung Geun Lim 1 , Mi-Ri Choi 1 , Jin-Seck Kim 2 , Taiho Park 2 , Tae-woo Lee 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, POSTECH, Pohang Korea (the Republic of), 2 Chemical Engineering, POSTECH, Pohang Korea (the Republic of)

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6:00 PM - C3.22
A Novel Buffering Technique for Aqueous Processing of Zinc Oxide Nanostructures and Interfaces, and Corresponding Improvement of Electrodeposited ZnO-Cu2O Photovoltaics.

Kevin Musselman 1 2 , Andrew Marin 2 , Andreas Wisnet 3 , Christina Scheu 3 , Judith MacManus-Driscoll 2 , Lukas Schmidt-Mende 4
1 Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom, 2 Materials Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom, 3 Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich Germany, 4 Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich Germany

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6:00 PM - C3.23
Rapid Plasma-assisted, Ambient-pressure Deposition of Conformal Nanocrystalline Zinc Oxide Thin Films for Solar Cell Applications.

Kwok Siong Teh 1 , Joachim Pedersen 1
1 School of Engineering, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States

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6:00 PM - C3.24
Single-step, Co-production of Cd2SnO4 Nanoparticles and High Quality Thin Films by Geometrically Flux Flow Controlled Spray Pyrolysis.

Sarika Phadke 1 , Anil Suryawanshi 1 , Satishchandra Ogale 1
1 Physical Chemistry, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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6:00 PM - C3.25
Pore-opening Process in Nanoporous AAO Membranes for Electrodeposition of Semiconducting Nanowires.

Sovannary Phok 1 , Suresh Rajaputra 2 , Vijay Singh 2 , Hamda Ali Al Thani 1 , Falah Hasoon 3
1 Measurements and Characterization , National Energy and Water Research Center, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates, 2 Center for Nanoscale, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 3 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States

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6:00 PM - C3.26
Nanostructured CuInGaSe2 Thin films For High-performance Solar Cells.

Aswini Pradhan 1
1 Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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6:00 PM - C3.27
Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis Deposition of Tin Oxide and Tin Sulfide Thin Films for Solar Cells.

Manoj Ramachandran 1 , Dalia Martinez 1 , Aaron Sanchez 1
1 CIE, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Temixco, Morelos, Mexico

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6:00 PM - C3.28
Impurity-free Seeded Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon by Nanoindentation.

Simon Ruffell 1 , Andrew Knights 2 , David Sprouster 1 , Jodie Bradby 1 , Jim Williams 1
1 Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2 Department of Engineering Physics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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6:00 PM - C3.29
Hydrogen Diffusion in PECVD Stack Layer of Silicon Oxide and Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Nitride.

Samy Strola 1 2 , M. Hanssen 1 , M. Mandoc 1 , R. Mary Joy 2 , M. Hussein 2 , R. Bosch 2 , F. Dings 2 , W. Kessels 1 , M. van de Sanden 1
1 P&MP, TU Eindhoven, Eindhoven Netherlands, 2 , OTB Solar, Eindhoven Netherlands

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6:00 PM - C3.3
Forming Gradient Multilayer (GML) Nano Films for Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Applications.

Boris Gilman 1 , Igor Altman 1
1 , Coolsol R&C, Mountain View, California, United States

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6:00 PM - C3.30
Morphology Control of Electrodeposited CuInSe2 Absorber Layer.

Juan Sun 2 1 , Sudip Batabyal 1 , Lydia Wong 2 , Subodh Mhaisalkar 1
2 Mmaterials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Singapore, 1 Energy Research Institute @ NTU, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Singapore

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6:00 PM - C3.31
Systematic Study of Methanol Addition to Enhance the Film Development of APCVD Tin Oxide.

Joop van Deelen 1 , Ioanna Volintiru 1 , Paul Poodt 1
1 Materials Technology, TNO, Eindhoven Netherlands

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6:00 PM - C3.32
Systematic Study of High Deposition Rate of Low Resistivity ZnO:Al Deposition on an Industrial Moving Belt Reactor.

Joop van Deelen 1 , Andrea Illiberi 1 , Bas Kniknie 1 , Paul Poodt 1
1 Materials Technology, TNO, Eindhoven Netherlands

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6:00 PM - C3.33
Development of Zinc Sulfide as a Hetero-junction Partner by a Novel Process Route.

Parag Vasekar 1 , Laxmikanth Ganta 1 , Daniel Vanhart 1 , Seshu Desu 1
1 Center for Autonomous Solar Power, Binghamton University, Vestal, New York, United States

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6:00 PM - C3.34
Design, Fabrication and Solar Cell Application of CuInSe2 Nanotube Arrays on Conducting Glass Substrates.

Jun Xu 1 2 , Chun-Sing Lee 1 2
1 Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong China, 2 Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong China

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6:00 PM - C3.35
Cost Effective Fabrication of Wafer Scale Nanoholes for Solar Cells Application.

Yingqi Zhao 1 , Ka Kuen Leung 1 , Charles Surya 1
1 Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong China

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6:00 PM - C3.36
The Fabrication of Large Scale Single/Few Layer Graphene as Flexible Transparent Conductive Electrodes.

Gorkem Soyumer 1 , Ismet Inonu Kaya 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University, Istanbul Turkey

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6:00 PM - C3.37
Thick and Crack-free Nanocrystalline Mesoporous TiO2 Films Obtained by Capillary Coating from Aqueous Solutions.

Natacha Krins 1 2 , Marco Faustini 1 , Benjamin Louis 1 , David Grosso 1
1 , UPMC, Paris France, 2 , ULg, Liege Belgium

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