Fabrication of 2D Material Solar Cells Backed by Sentaurus TCAD
This research project focuses on designing new tandem solar cells based on nanostructure materials that can overcome traditional efficiency limits and enable inexpensive, flexible deployment of solar energy. A combination of Sentaurus TCAD and SCAPS 1D software is used to simulate lead sulfide colloidal quantum dot solar cell structure. The ultimate goal is to obtain a working tandem solar cell with functional 2D materials as the interlayers backed by simulation data. Here, simulation data is presented for a single junction solar cell with gold contacts. Current efforts are focused on simulations for single junction cells with more complicated 2D materials as contacts as a first step in working towards designing a full tandem cell. Additionally, initial experimental results on tandem cells with gold interlayers are presented.
Isaac Eli Diaz