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Intermediate Band to Conduction Band Optical Absorption in ZnTeO
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Solar cells
Information
Abstract
ZnTe doped with high concentrations of oxygen has been proposed in previous works as an intermediate band (IB) material for photovoltaic applications. The existence of extra optical transitions related to the presence of an IB has already been demonstrated in this material and it has been possible to measure the absorption coefficient of the transitions from the valence band (VB) to the IB. In this study, we present the first measurement of the absorption coefficient associated with transitions from the IB to the conduction band (CB) in ZnTeO. The samples used are 4-mum-thick ZnTe layers with or without O in a concentration ~10 19 cm -3, which have been grown on semiinsulating GaAs substrates by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The IB-CB absorption coefficient peaks for photon energies ~0.4 eV. It is extracted from reflectance and transmittance spectra measured using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Under typical FTIR measurement conditions (low light intensity, broadband spectrum), the absorption coefficient in IB-to-CB transitions reaches 700 cm -1. This is much weaker than the one observed for VB-IB absorption. This result is consistent with the fact that the IB is expected to be nearly empty of electrons under equilibrium conditions in ZnTe(O).
International
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JCR
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Title
Ieee Journal of Photovoltaics
ISBN
2156-3381
Impact factor JCR
3
Impact info
Volume
4
Journal number
4
From page
1091
To page
1094
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Elisa Antolin Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: C. Chen
  • Autor: Iñigo Ramiro Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: J. Foley
  • Autor: Esther Lopez Estrada (UPM)
  • Autor: Irene Artacho Huertas (UPM)
  • Autor: J. Hwang
  • Autor: A. Teran
  • Autor: Estela Hernandez Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Cesar Tablero Crespo (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Marti Vega (UPM)
  • Autor: J.D. Phillips
  • Autor: Antonio Luque Lopez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Silicio y Nuevos Conceptos para Células Solares
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
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