Study of Se and Cl segregation in poly-crystalline CdSeTe

Jinglong Guo, Fatih G. Sen, Arun Mannodi-Kannakithodi, Edward S. Barnard, W. Sampath, Amit Munshi, Moon Kim, Maria K.Y. Chan, Robert F. Klie

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CdTe based thin film solar cells have shown to be competitive in terms of efficiency and low cost, but the polycrystalline structure and low minority carrier lifetime constrain CdTe based devices from reaching the theoretical efficiency limit. In this work, the effect of Se and Cl segregation in polycrystalline CdSeTe photovoltaic devices was studied. We demonstrated using two-photon time-resolved photoluminescence (TRPL) that the Se alloyed CdSeTe absorber layer shows high minority carrier lifetime, and used density functional theory (DFT) calculations to explain the origin of such high lifetime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104942
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Event46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2019Jun 21 2019

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Conference46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • II-VI semiconductor materials
  • cadmium compounds
  • photovoltaic cells
  • selenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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