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Numerical study of the influence of ZnTe thickness on CdS/ZnTe solar cell performance.

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dc.contributor.author Skhouni, Othmane es_ES
dc.contributor.author El Manouni, Ahmed es_ES
dc.contributor.author Marí, B. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ullah, Hanif es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-24T15:32:00Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-24T15:32:00Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05
dc.identifier.issn 1286-0042
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/64665
dc.description.abstract At present most of II–VI semiconductor based solar cells use the CdTe material as an absorber film. The simulation of its performance is realized by means of various numerical modelling programs. We have modelled a solar cell based on zinc telluride (ZnTe) thin film as absorber in substitution to the CdTe material, which contains the cadmium element known by its toxicity. The performance of such photovoltaic device has been numerically simulated and the thickness of the absorber layer has been optimized to give the optimal conversion efficiency. A photovoltaic device consisting of a ZnTe layer as absorber, CdS as the buffer layer and ZnO as a window layer was modelled through Solar Cell Capacitance Simulator Software. Dark and illuminated I-V characteristics and the results for different output parameters of ZnO/CdS/ZnTe solar cell were analyzed. The effect of ZnTe absorber thickness on different main working parameters such as: open-circuit voltage Voc, short-circuit current density Jsc, fill factor FF, photovoltaic conversion efficiency η was intensely studied in order to optimize ZnTe film thickness. This study reveals that increasing the thickness of ZnTe absorber layer results in higher efficiency until a maximum value and then decreases slightly. This maximum was found to be 10% at ZnTe optimum thickness close to 2 μm. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher EDP Sciences es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof European Physical Journal: Applied Physics es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Solar cells es_ES
dc.subject Numerical simulation es_ES
dc.subject SCAPS es_ES
dc.subject ZnTe es_ES
dc.subject.classification FISICA APLICADA es_ES
dc.title Numerical study of the influence of ZnTe thickness on CdS/ZnTe solar cell performance. es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1051/epjap/2015150365
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Física Aplicada - Departament de Física Aplicada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Skhouni, O.; El Manouni, A.; Marí, B.; Ullah, H. (2016). Numerical study of the influence of ZnTe thickness on CdS/ZnTe solar cell performance. European Physical Journal: Applied Physics. 74(2):24602-1-24602-6. doi:10.1051/epjap/2015150365 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/epjap/2015150365 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 24602-1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 24602-6 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 74 es_ES
dc.description.issue 2 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 301787 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 1286-0050
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