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dc.contributor.advisorMichael, Sherif
dc.contributor.authorFotis, Konstantinos
dc.dateDec-12
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:13:35Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:13:35Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27831
dc.description.abstractThe potential of designing a dual-junction Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) photovoltaic cell is investigated in this thesis. Research into implementing a dual-junction solar cell, using a CIGS bottom cell and different thin-film designs as a top cell, was conducted in order to increase the current record efficiency of 20.3% for a single CIGS cell. This was accomplished through modeling and simulation using Silvaco ATLASTM, an advanced virtual wafer-fabrication tool. A Silvaco ATLASTM model of a single CIGS cell was created by utilizing actual solar cell parameters (such as layer thicknesses, gallium ratio, doping levels and materials properties) documented in different papers, and work from previous NPS theses provided the background for modeling with Silvaco ATLASTM. After the individual CIGS solar cells were built, a dual-junction cell was created by adding the layers of another CIGS solar cell whose parameters (layers thicknesses, Ga ratio) were varied to produce an optimum efficiency of 24%. This approach is promising to produce a multi-junction CIGS cell with record efficiency.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/modelingndsimula1094527831
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleModeling and simulation of a dual-junction CIGS solar cell using Silvaco ATLASen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWeatherford, Todd
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical And Computer Engineering
dc.subject.authorSolar Cellen_US
dc.subject.authorCIGSen_US
dc.subject.authorPhotovoltaicen_US
dc.subject.authorMulti-junctionen_US
dc.subject.authorSilvacoen_US
dc.subject.authorAtlasen_US
dc.subject.authorI-V Curveen_US
dc.subject.authorModelingen_US
dc.subject.authorSimulationen_US
dc.subject.authorDevelopment.en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, Hellenic Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameElectrical Engineeren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Electrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
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