Screen Engineered Field Effect Cu & x2082;O Based Solar Cells

Ergen O., Celik E., Unal A. H., Erdolu M. Y.

IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS, vol.41, no.7, pp.1138-1140, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/led.2020.2995924
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1138-1140
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


We demonstrate cuprous oxide (Cu2O) based screen engineered field effect solar cells with a record breaking efficiency, exceeding 3.486%, for Cu2O based p-n homojunction. In this architecture, CuO nanowire interphase is successfully employed in the Cu2O fabrication by effectively serving as a simultaneous ohmic current collector. These screen engineered field effect photovoltaic principles are essential in developing promising photovoltaics architectures for hard-to-dope materials that, in principle, enable extremely low-cost, high efficiency solar cells.