Compound Semiconductors for Energy Applications and Environmental Sustainability 2011: Volume 1324. MRS Proceedings

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  • 178 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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Symposium D, 'Compound Semiconductors for Energy Applications and Environmental Sustainability', was held at the 2011 MRS Spring Meeting April 25-29 in San Francisco, California. Compound semiconductors have long been an integral part of everyday life. Many of these semiconductors exhibit direct band gaps that are tailorable over a wide range of energy. This property can be leveraged for many energy-related applications such as efficient lighting, high-efficiency solar cells and efficient switching. Recent progress on their potential as emitters, sensing devices in biological and chemical environments, and high-efficiency power devices demonstrates their impact on conservation of energy and environment and on mitigation of climate change. This volume contains reports from internationally-known experts on the state of compound semiconductor-based devices with applications to environmental conservation and energy use reduction, challenges associated with realization of such devices and obstacles to their widespread use.
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Part I - Nitrides:
1. Indium gallium nitride on germanium by molecular beam epitaxy Ruben Lieten;
2. Crack-free III-nitride structures (> 3.5 µm) on silicon Mihir Tungare;
3. Comparison of aluminum nitride nanowire growth with and without catalysts via chemical vapor deposition Kasif Teker;
4. Enhanced light emission at self-assembled GaN inversion domain boundary Yuh-Jen Cheng;
5. AlGaN channel HEMT with extremely high breakdown voltage Takuma Nanjo;
6. Fabrication and optical properties of green emission semipolar {10-11} InGaN/GaN MQWs selective grown on GaN nanopyramid arrays Shih-Pang Chang;

Part II - CdTe/CdS:
7. Morphology control of copper indium disulfide nanocrystals Marta Kruszynska;
8. Comparative study in thin-film CdTe solar cells with ZnSe/TCO and CdS/TCO buffer layers Tamara Potlog;
9. Influence of surface preparation on scanning Kelvin probe microscopy and electron backscatter diffraction analysis of cross sections of CdTe/CdS solar cells Helio Moutinho;
10. CdSxTe1-x alloying in CdS/CdTe solar cells Joel Duenow;
11. Influence of annealing in H2 atmosphere on the electrical properties of thin film CdS Jaan Hiie;

Part III - CIGS/CIS:
12. Properties of CuIn1-xGaxSe2 films prepared by the rapid thermal annealing of spray-deposited CuIn1-xGaxS2 and Se Christopher Exstrom;
13. I-III-VI2 (copper chalcopyrite-based) thin films for a photoelectrochemical water-splitting tandem-hybrid photocathode Jess Kaneshiro;
14. Identification of impurity phases in Cu2ZnSnS4 thin-film solar cell absorber material by soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy Marcus Bär;
15. Kesterites and chalcopyrites: a comparison of close cousins Ingrid Repins;
16. Impact of thickness variation of the ZnO:Al window layer on optoelectronic properties of CIGSSe solar cells Jan Keller;
17. Fabrication of high efficiency flexible CIGS solar cell with ZnO diffusion barrier on stainless steel substrate Dowon Bae;
18. Copper indium diselenide thin films using a hybrid method of chemical bath deposition and thermal evaporation R. Ernesto Ornelas A.;

Part IV - III-V and Other Materials:
19. The two origins of p-type conduction in transparent conducting Ga-doped SnO2 thin films Huan-hua Wang;
20. DEMUX SiC optical transducers for fluorescent proteins detection Manuela Vieira;
21. Transmission electron microscopy of misfit dislocation and strain relaxation in lattice mismatched III-V heterostructures versus substrate surface treatment Yi Wang;
22. Structure and photocatalytic property of Bi25FeO40 crystallites derived from the PEG assisted sol-gel methods Jinrong Cheng;
23. Zinc nitride films by reactive sputtering of Zn in N2-containing atmosphere Daniel Georgiev.
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L. Douglas Bell
F. Shahedipour-Sandvik University at Albany, State University of New York.

Kenneth A. Jones
Daniel Schaadt Universität Karlsruhe, Germany.

Blake S. Simpkins
Miguel A. Contreras
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