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Elucidating efficiency losses in cuprous oxide (Cu₂O) photovoltaics and identifying strategies for efficiency improvement
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
In this thesis, I fabricated and characterized a series of thin-film cuprous oxide (Cu₂O) photovoltaic devices. I constructed several different device designs, using sputtered and electrochemically deposited Cu₂O. ...
Accelerating the development of novel photovoltaic materials
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
To restrict the warming effects of climate change to less than a 2°C increase, we must deploy terawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) and other renewables in the next 10-15 years -- yet, historically novel PV materials have ...
Developing cuprous oxide thin film characterization techniques to illuminate efficiency-limiting mechanisms in photovoltaic applications
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
Future fossil fuel scarcity and environmental degradation have demonstrated the need for renewable, low-carbon sources of energy to power an increasingly industrialized world. Solar energy, with its extraordinary resource ...