Sub-stochiometric MoO3 for intermediate band solar cells

Marina Jorge, Thomas Brakstad, Mohammadreza Nematollahi, Morten Kildemo, Turid Reenaas

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We report on surface topographical, chemical and optoelectronic properties of sub-stoichiometric MoO3 thin films, MoO3-x, made by pulsed laser deposition. MoO3-x is a promising candidate for a sustainable intermediate band material. The absorption coefficient for photon energies below the MoO3 bandgap increases for films made in oxygen poor environments, and is explained by the occurrence of states in the bandgap related to oxygen vacancies and to phase mixtures of MoO3-x compositions with 0<x<1 in the films. The MoO3-x film properties are closely linked to the film deposition parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104942
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2020
Event46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201921 Jun 2019
Conference number: 46


Conference46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
Abbreviated titlePVSC 2019
CountryUnited States
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