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Non-idealities in Graphene/p-silicon Schottky-barrier Solar Cells

  • Derek Y.T. Lin (a1), Shabnam Shambayati (a1), Nima Mohseni Kiasari (a1), David L. Pulfrey (a1) and Peyman Servati (a1)...


This paper presents fabrication details and preliminary experimental results for graphene/p-silicon Schottky-barrier solar cells, where graphene is used as a transparent electrode and forms a rectifying junction with silicon wafer. Deviations from expected Schottky behavior in the form of large diode-ideality factors and s-shaped current-voltage curves observed in measurements are reported and analyzed.



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