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Addressing the impact of rear surface passivation mechanisms on ultra-thin Cu(In,Ga)Se 2 solar cell performances using SCAPS 1-D model

Author(s): R. Kotipalli, O. Poncelet, G. Li, Y. Zeng, L.A. Francis, B. Vermang, D. Flandre
Published in: Solar Energy, Issue 157, 2017, Page(s) 603-613, ISSN 0038-092X
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.08.055

Insulator Materials for Interface Passivation of Cu(In,Ga)Se 2 Thin Films

Author(s): J. M. V. Cunha, P. A. Fernandes, A. Hultqvist, J. P. Teixeira, S. Bose, B. Vermang, S. Garud, D. Buldu, J. Gaspar, M. Edoff, J. P. Leitao, P. M. P. Salome
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Issue 8/5, 2018, Page(s) 1313-1319, ISSN 2156-3381
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2846674

Wet Processing in State-of-the-Art Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)<sub>2</sub> Thin Film Solar Cells

Author(s): Dilara Gokcen Buldu, Jessica de Wild, Thierry Kohl, Sunil Suresh, Gizem Birant, Guy Brammertz, Marc Meuris, Jef Poortmans, Bart Vermang
Published in: Solid State Phenomena, Issue 282, 2018, Page(s) 300-305, ISSN 1662-9779
DOI: 10.4028/

On the identification of Sb2Se3 using Raman scattering

Author(s): A. Shongalova, M.R. Correia, B. Vermang, J.M.V. Cunha, P.M.P. Salomé, P.A. Fernandes
Published in: MRS Communications, Issue 8/03, 2018, Page(s) 865-870, ISSN 2159-6859
DOI: 10.1557/mrc.2018.94

Growth of Sb 2 Se 3

Author(s): A. Shongalova, M.R. Correia, J.P. Teixeira, J.P. Leitão, J.C. González, S. Ranjbar, S. Garud, B. Vermang, J.M.V. Cunha, P.M.P. Salomé, P.A. Fernandes
Published in: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Issue 187, 2018, Page(s) 219-226, ISSN 0927-0248
DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2018.08.003

Optimisation of rear reflectance in ultra-thin CIGS solar cells towards >20% efficiency

Author(s): Olivier Poncelet, Ratan Kotipalli, Bart Vermang, Angus Macleod, Laurent A. Francis, Denis Flandre
Published in: Solar Energy, Issue 146, 2017, Page(s) 443-452, ISSN 0038-092X
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.03.001

Optical Lithography Patterning of SiO 2 Layers for Interface Passivation of Thin Film Solar Cells

Author(s): Sourav Bose, José M. V. Cunha, Sunil Suresh, Jessica De Wild, Tomás S. Lopes, João R. S. Barbosa, Ricardo Silva, Jérôme Borme, Paulo A. Fernandes, Bart Vermang, Pedro M. P. Salomé
Published in: Solar RRL, Issue 2/12, 2018, Page(s) 1800212, ISSN 2367-198X
DOI: 10.1002/solr.201800212

Passivation of Interfaces in Thin Film Solar Cells: Understanding the Effects of a Nanostructured Rear Point Contact Layer

Author(s): Pedro M. P. Salomé, Bart Vermang, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Andrade, Jennifer P. Teixeira, José M. V. Cunha, Manuel J. Mendes, Sirazul Haque, Jêrome Borme, Hugo Águas, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins, Juan C. González, Joaquim P. Leitão, Paulo A. Fernandes, Marika Edoff, Sascha Sadewasser
Published in: Advanced Materials Interfaces, Issue 5/2, 2018, Page(s) 1701101, ISSN 2196-7350
DOI: 10.1002/admi.201701101

Surface Passivation of CIGS Solar Cells Using Gallium Oxide

Author(s): Siddhartha Garud, Nikhil Gampa, Thomas G. Allen, Ratan Kotipalli, Denis Flandre, Maria Batuk, Joke Hadermann, Marc Meuris, Jef Poortmans, Arno Smets, Bart Vermang
Published in: physica status solidi (a), Issue 215/7, 2018, Page(s) 1700826, ISSN 1862-6300
DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201700826

Dielectric-Based Rear Surface Passivation Approaches for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells—A Review

Author(s): Gizem Birant, Jessica de Wild, Marc Meuris, Jef Poortmans, Bart Vermang
Published in: Applied Sciences, Issue 9/4, 2019, Page(s) 677, ISSN 2076-3417
DOI: 10.3390/app9040677

A study to improve light confinement and rear-surface passivation in a thin-Cu(In, Ga)Se2 solar cell

Author(s): S. Suresh, J. de Wild, T. Kohl, D.G. Buldu, G. Brammertz, M. Meuris, J. Poortmans, O. Isabella, M. Zeman, B. Vermang
Published in: Thin Solid Films, Issue 669, 2019, Page(s) 399-403, ISSN 0040-6090
DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2018.11.027

Wide band gap kesterite absorbers for thin film solar cells: potential and challenges for their deployment in tandem devices

Author(s): Bart Vermang, Guy Brammertz, Marc Meuris, Thomas Schnabel, Erik Ahlswede, Leo Choubrac, Sylvie Harel, Christophe Cardinaud, Ludovic Arzel, Nicolas Barreau, Joop van Deelen, Pieter-Jan Bolt, Patrice Bras, Yi Ren, Eric Jaremalm, Samira Khelifi, Sheng Yang, Johan Lauwaert, Maria Batuk, Joke Hadermann, Xeniya Kozina, Evelyn Handick, Claudia Hartmann, Dominic Gerlach, Asahiko Matsuda, Shigenori Ueda, T
Published in: Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Issue 3/9, 2019, Page(s) 2246-2259, ISSN 2398-4902
DOI: 10.1039/C9SE00266A

High V oc upon KF Post-Deposition Treatment for Ultrathin Single-Stage Coevaporated Cu(In, Ga)Se 2 Solar Cells

Author(s): Jessica de Wild, Dilara Gokcen Buldu, Thomas Schnabel, Marcel Simor, Thierry Kohl, Gizem Birant, Guy Brammertz, Marc Meuris, Jef Poortmans, Bart Vermang
Published in: ACS Applied Energy Materials, Issue 2/8, 2019, Page(s) 6102-6111, ISSN 2574-0962
DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b01370

Physical routes for the synthesis of kesterite

Author(s): T Ratz, G Brammertz, R Caballero, M León, S Canulescu, J Schou, L Gütay, D Pareek, T Taskesen, D-H Kim, J-K Kang, C Malerba, A Redinger, E Saucedo, B Shin, H Tampo, K Timmo, N D Nguyen, B Vermang
Published in: Journal of Physics: Energy, Issue 1/4, 2019, Page(s) 042003, ISSN 2515-7655
DOI: 10.1088/2515-7655/ab281c

Alkali treatment for single-stage co-evaporated thin CuIn0.7Ga0.3Se2 solar cells

Author(s): J. de Wild, M. Simor, D.G. Buldu, T. Kohl, G. Brammertz, M. Meuris, J. Poortmans, B. Vermang
Published in: Thin Solid Films, Issue 671, 2019, Page(s) 44-48, ISSN 0040-6090
DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2018.12.022

Voids in Kesterites and the Influence of Lamellae Preparation by Focused Ion Beam for Transmission Electron Microscopy Analyses

Author(s): Rodrigo Ribeiro-Andrade, Sylvester Sahayaraj, Bart Vermang, M. Rosario Correia, Sascha Sadewasser, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Paulo A. Fernandes, Pedro M. P. Salome
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Issue 9/2, 2019, Page(s) 565-570, ISSN 2156-3381
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2889602

Chapter 4: Material properties of Al2O3 grown on Si: interface trap density (Dit) and fixed charge density (Qf)

Author(s): Bart Vermang, Hans Goverde
Published in: Surface Passivation of Industrial Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells, 2018

Overview of Surface Passivation Schemes for Thin Film Solar Cells

Author(s): Ratan Kotipalli, Bart Vermang
Published in: 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2017, Page(s) 2209-2212
DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366650