Title: An exploratory review on some inorganic materials and structure of solar cells

Authors: Zhixiang Liu; Daojun Zang; Shuai Xu; Yan Wang; Chunhui Xu; Ping Yang

Addresses: Laboratory of Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Reliability for MEMS/NEMS/ODES, School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, 212013 Zhenjiang, China ' Laboratory of Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Reliability for MEMS/NEMS/ODES, School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, 212013 Zhenjiang, China ' Laboratory of Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Reliability for MEMS/NEMS/ODES, School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, 212013 Zhenjiang, China ' Laboratory of Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Reliability for MEMS/NEMS/ODES, School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, 212013 Zhenjiang, China ' Laboratory of Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Reliability for MEMS/NEMS/ODES, School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, 212013 Zhenjiang, China ' Laboratory of Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Reliability for MEMS/NEMS/ODES, School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, 212013 Zhenjiang, China

Abstract: Because of the pollution-free, renewable and clean energy of solar cells, more and more inorganic materials are used for solar cell research. Zinc oxide, gallium arsenide, perovskite and graphene materials are studied in this paper as the representatives of inorganic compounds or materials; we discuss the parameters such as band structure, density of states of doping and structure of materials, and their effects on the photoelectric conversion efficiency are also reviewed. Study results will provide some reference for further designing and manufacturing solar cells.

Keywords: inorganic materials; solar cell; zinc oxide; gallium arsenide; perovskite; grapheme.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSI.2017.087350

International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, 2017 Vol.11 No.1/2/3, pp.62 - 81

Available online: 28 Sep 2017 *

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