Light-dependent IV characteristics of TiO 2/CdTe heterojunction solar cells

V. V. Brus, M. I. Ilashchuk, Z. D. Kovalyuk, P. D. Maryanchuk

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A new approach was proposed for the analysis of light currentvoltage (IV) characteristics of nonideal heterjunctions in the case of the dominating current transport mechanisms induced by multistep tunnel-recombination processes via interface states. IV characteristics of the anisotype abrupt heterojunction n-TiO 2/p-CdTe were investigated under different light conditions. The values of the series R sand shunt R shresistance, as well as those of the coefficients α and B, which quantitatively describe the dominating tunnel-recombination current transport mechanism, were established to be strongly dependent on light conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055008
JournalSemiconductor Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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