TYC Journal Club: Impact of metastable defect structures on carrier recombination in solar cells

Seán Kavanagh, UCL/Imperial College London
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TYC Journal Club: Impact of metastable defect structures on carrier recombination in solar cells

20 June 2022 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Join us on Monday 20 June at 11am on Zoom.

In this meeting, Seán Kavanagh will discuss his work on: Impact of metastable defect structures on carrier recombination in solar cells

The main results:

  • We elucidate the additional pathways for electron-hole recombination (the key limiting factor for solar cell efficiencies) introduced by metastable defects in semiconductors.
    • We show that metastable defects introduce multiple extra recombination pathways, potentially catalysing the overall recombination rate, depending on the individual kinetics.
    • We analyse the general trends in behaviour for electron/hole capture by metastable defects, determining the energetic requirements and conditions under which metastable states are likely to impact recombination.
  • Finally, we take tellurium interstitials in CdTe as an illustrative example of this behaviour, where metastable defect structures transform this species from a benign defect centre to a relevant trap state.

Hope to see you all there!

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Organised by:

Vasileios Fotopoulos Fotis