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Grading and metastable effects in admittance spectroscopy of CIGS-based solar cells

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Cu(In, Ga)Se<inf>2</inf>-based (CIGS) solar cells have achieved efficiencies up to 20%. Despite these excellent results, the understanding of the underlying mechanisms and the influence of defects on their performance is still incomplete. The determination of the energetic position of the defects and of their density of states is important. Admittance spectroscopy is an adequate technique for this. By varying the external voltage during the measurement, the spatial position where the defect distribution is sensed can be varied. However, the application of external biases can lead to metastable effects in the absorber and therefore to defect relaxation and changes in the doping distribution. Hence, it is important to separate between the effects caused by metastable changes and the change in sensing position of the admittance spectroscopy measurement. This can be achieved by varying the applied voltage during the creation of the metastable state and the measurement itself independently or simultaneously. Admittance spectroscopy under different bias voltage conditions performed on a flexible CIGS-based solar cell are presented and assessed.

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Decock, Koen, Samira Khelifi, Fabian Pianezzi, Ayodhya N. Tiwari, and Marc Burgelman. 2011. “Grading and Metastable Effects in Admittance Spectroscopy of CIGS-based Solar Cells.” In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 1262–1266. New York, NY, USA: IEEE.
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Decock, K., Khelifi, S., Pianezzi, F., Tiwari, A. N., & Burgelman, M. (2011). Grading and metastable effects in admittance spectroscopy of CIGS-based solar cells. Conference record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 1262–1266). Presented at the 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC - 2011), New York, NY, USA: IEEE.
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Decock K, Khelifi S, Pianezzi F, Tiwari AN, Burgelman M. Grading and metastable effects in admittance spectroscopy of CIGS-based solar cells. Conference record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. New York, NY, USA: IEEE; 2011. p. 1262–6.
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Decock, Koen, Samira Khelifi, Fabian Pianezzi, et al. “Grading and Metastable Effects in Admittance Spectroscopy of CIGS-based Solar Cells.” Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. New York, NY, USA: IEEE, 2011. 1262–1266. Print.
@inproceedings{2099814,
  abstract     = {Cu(In, Ga)Se{\textlangle}inf{\textrangle}2{\textlangle}/inf{\textrangle}-based (CIGS) solar cells have achieved efficiencies up to 20\%. Despite these excellent results, the understanding of the underlying mechanisms and the influence of defects on their performance is still incomplete. The determination of the energetic position of the defects and of their density of states is important. Admittance spectroscopy is an adequate technique for this. By varying the external voltage during the measurement, the spatial position where the defect distribution is sensed can be varied. However, the application of external biases can lead to metastable effects in the absorber and therefore to defect relaxation and changes in the doping distribution. Hence, it is important to separate between the effects caused by metastable changes and the change in sensing position of the admittance spectroscopy measurement. This can be achieved by varying the applied voltage during the creation of the metastable state and the measurement itself independently or simultaneously. Admittance spectroscopy under different bias voltage conditions performed on a flexible CIGS-based solar cell are presented and assessed.},
  author       = {Decock, Koen and Khelifi, Samira and Pianezzi, Fabian and Tiwari, Ayodhya N. and Burgelman, Marc},
  booktitle    = {Conference record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference},
  issn         = {0160-8371},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Seattle, WA, USA},
  pages        = {1262--1266},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Grading and metastable effects in admittance spectroscopy of CIGS-based solar cells},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/pvsc.2011.6186187},
  year         = {2011},
}

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