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Transparent conductive oxides with photon converting properties in view of photovoltaic applications : the cases of rare earth-doped zinc oxide and cerium oxide

Abstract : The objective of this thesis was to investigate the photon converting properties of rare earths (RE) ions embedded in transparent oxide hosts in view of potential application on silicon solar cells. In particular, the goal was to functionalize thin films that are already used in solar cells such as anti-Reflection coatings or transparent conductive oxides.Two host materials (ZnO and CeO2) have been selected, which are compatible with silicon solar cells.This work shows that RE-Doped transparent oxide films are a viable low-Cost solution for obtaining photon-Converting layers that can be applied on solar cells, but that achieving high efficiencies is much more difficult than it might appear in theory. Nevertheless, very valuable information has been obtained on the effect of the host material on the photon management properties and on the energy transfer mechanisms in these systems. In particular, the energy level diagram of some of the rare earth ions in the specific matrices has been reconstructed.
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Matteo Balestrieri. Transparent conductive oxides with photon converting properties in view of photovoltaic applications : the cases of rare earth-doped zinc oxide and cerium oxide. Other [cond-mat.other]. Université de Strasbourg, 2014. English. ⟨NNT : 2014STRAE019⟩. ⟨tel-01132180⟩

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