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Chalcopyrite quantum wells and dots in solar-cell applications

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh-Efficiency Solar Cells
Subtitle of host publicationPhysics, Materials, and Devices
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-01988-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-01987-1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Materials Science
ISSN (Print)0933-033X


Chalcopyrite structures are promising candidates for efficient advanced solar cells in thin-film technology. Here we discuss the nanostructuring approach to thin-film photovoltaics and introduce the benefits and challenges of chalcopyrite materials for that purpose. We focus on chalcopyrite quantum wells and quantum dots by describing in detail the growth procedure as well as the theoretical modeling of the obtained structures. We demonstrate that both quantum wells and dots have, in principle, desirable characteristics for applications in photovoltaics.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland