Temperature and light dependent electrical properties of Graphene/n-Si-CH3-terminated solar cells

V. V. Brus, M. A. Gluba, X. Zhang, K. Hinrichs, J. Rappich, N. H. Nickel

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The charge transport in Schottky-type solar cells fabricated from graphene/methyl-passivated silicon heterojunctions is studied in detail. The electrical device characteristics are affected by ambient temperature and illumination conditions. Moreover, the presence of deep and shallow interface states influences the current across the junction at forward and reverse bias. In the dark, thermionic emission over the potential barrier is clearly affected by the recombination via interface states, while under illumination those states become electrically inactive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-81
Number of pages8
JournalSolar Energy
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Graphene
  • Methyl group
  • Solar cell
  • Surface passivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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