Published Papers

Solar Cells

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Hiroshi Noge1, Kimihiko Saito1, Aiko Sato1, Tetsuya Kaneko1,2 and Michio Kondo1,3,
"Two-dimensional simulation of interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction solar cells having overlapped p/i and n/i a-Si:H layers"

  1. Faculty of Symbolic Systems Science, Fukushima University, Fukushima 960-1296, Japan
  2. School of Engineering, Tokai University, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1292, Japan
  3. Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute (FREA), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Koriyama, Fukushima 963-0298, Japan

Yutaka Hayashi, Debin Li, Atsushi Ogura, and Yoshio Ohshita,
"Role of i-aSi:H Layers in aSi:H/cSi Heterojunction Solar Cells",
IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 1149-1155, Oct. 2013

A. A. Hamzah, K. N. M. Kharuddin, J. Yunas, C. F. Dee, B. Y. Majlis,
"Simulation study of solar energy conversion for hybrid microgenerator cell",
2010 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics (ICSE), 2010, pp. 286 - 288.

M. H. Abdullah, N. A. Rashied, M. Rusop,
"Layer thickness analysis of silicon solar cells",
2010 Intl Conf on Electronic Devices, Systems and Applications (ICEDSA), 2010, pp. 149 - 153.

M. Baudrit, C. Algora,
"Tunnel Diode Modeling, Including Nonlocal Trap-Assisted Tunneling: A Focus on III–V Multijunction Solar Cell Simulation",
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol. 57, Issue: 10, 2010, pp. 2564 - 2571.

Akeed A. Pavel, M. Rezwan Khan, N.E. Islam,
"On the possibility of improving silicon solar cell efficiency through impurity photovoltaic effect and compensation",
Solid-State Electronics, Vol. 54, Issue 11, November 2010, pp. 1278-1283.

AF. Meftah, AM. Meftah, N. Sengouga, S. Khelifi,
"The AlxGa1−xAs window composition effect on the hardness improvement of a p+�n�n+GaAs solar cell exposed to the electron irradiation",
Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 51, Issue 8, August 2010, pp. 1676-1678.

D. Diouf, J.P. Kleider, T. Desrues, P.-J. Ribeyron,
"Effects of the front surface field in n-type interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunctions solar cells",
Energy Procedia, Vol. 2, Issue 1, August 2010, pp. 59-64.

Santolo Daliento, Laura Lancellotti,
"3D Analysis of the performances degradation caused by series resistance in concentrator solar cells",
Solar Energy, Vol. 84, Issue 1, January 2010, pp. 44-50.

S.T. Chang, M. Tang, R.Y. He, W.-C. Wang, Z. Pei, C.-Y. Kung,
"TCAD simulation of hydrogenated amorphous silicon-carbon/microcrystalline-silicon/hydrogenated amorphous silicon-germanium PIN solar cells",
Thin Solid Films, Vol. 518, Issue 6, Supplement 1, 1 January 2010, pp. S250-S254.

A.F. Meftah, N. Sengouga, A.M. Meftah, S. Khelifi,
"Numerical simulation of the effect of the Al molar fraction and thickness of an AlxGa1-xAs window on the sensitivity of a p+-n-n+ GaAs solar cell to 1 MeV electron irradiation",
Renewable Energy, Vol. 34, Issue 11, November 2009, pp. 2426-2431.

L. Korte, A. Laades, K. Lauer, R. Stangl, D. Schaffarzik, M. Schmidt,
"Surface photovoltage investigation of recombination at the a-Si/c-Si heterojunction",
Thin Solid Films, Vol. 517, Issue 23, 1 October 2009, pp. 6396-6400.

F. Jahanshah, K. Sopian, Y. Othman, H.R. Fallah,
"pn Junction depth impact on short circuit current of solar cell",
Solar Energy, Vol. 83, Issue 9, September 2009, pp. 1629-1633.

G. Gonzalez-Díaz, J. Olea, I. Mártil, D. Pastor, A. Martí, E. Antolín, A Luque,
"Intermediate band mobility in heavily titanium-doped silicon layers",
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 93, Issue 9, September 2009, pp. 1668-1673.

Fairborz Jahanshah, Rajiv Prinja, John Anderson, Ron Manginell, N. Amin, K. Sopian, Saleem H. Zaidi,
"An investigation of three-dimensional texturing in silicon solar cells for enhanced optical absorption",
33rd IEEE Photovolatic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008. 11-16 May 2008, pp. 1-5.

Mathieu Baudrit, Carlos Algora,
"Modeling of GaInP/GaAs Dual-Junction solar cells including Tunnel Junction",
33rd IEEE Photovolatic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008. 11-16 May 2008, pp. 1-5.

D. Diouf, J.P. Kleider, T. Desrues, P.-J. Ribeyron,
"Study of interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunctions solar cells by two-dimensional numerical simulations",
Materials Science and Engineering: B, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 26 September 2008.

Hu Jianmin, Wu Yiyong, Yang Dezhuang, He Shiyu, Zhang Zhongwei, Qian Yong, Zhang Mengyan,
"A study on the effects of the proton flux on the irradiated degradation of GaAs/Ge solar cells",
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 266, Issue 16, August 2008, pp. 3577-3582.

S. M. Jalil, L. Abdullah, I. Ahmad, H. Abdullah,
"The effect of surface texturing on GaAs solar cell using TCAD tools",
Semiconductor Electronics, 2008. ICSE 2008.
IEEE International Conference on 25-27 Nov. 2008 pp. 280 - 283.

M. Zeman, J. Krc,
"Optical and electrical modeling of thin-film silicon solar cells",
Journal of Materials Research. Vol. 23, No. 4, Apr. 2008, pp. 889-898.

Santolo Daliento, Luigi Mele, Eugenia Bobeico, Laura Lancellotti and Pasquale Morvillo,
"Analytical modelling and minority current measurements for the determination of the emitter surface recombination velocity in silicon solar cells",
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 91, Issue 8, 4 May 2007, pp. 707-713.

S. Michael, L.T.B. Canfield,
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
"The design and optimization of advanced thermophotovoltaic devices for deep space applications using a new modeling approach",
AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 890, No. 1, 2007, pp 213-226.

Jiun-Hua Guo, Jeffrey E. Cotter Center of Excellence for Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics and Photonics,
University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
"Optimizing the diffused regions of interdigitated backside buried contact solar cells"
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications Vol. 15, Issue 3, Date: May 2007, pp. 211-223.

A. Wolf* , B. Terheiden, R. Brendel,
Institut für Solarenergieforschung Hameln, ISFH, Am Ohrberg 1, 31860 Emmerthal, Germany email: A. Wolf (wolf@isfh.de)
*Correspondence to A. Wolf, Institut fur Solarenergieforschung Hameln, ISFH, Am Ohrberg 1, 31860 Emmerthal, Germany. Funded by: German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conversation and Nuclear Safety; Grant Number: 0329816E
"Autodiffusion: a novel method for emitter formation in crystalline silicon thin-film solar cells"
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 199 - 210, Online date: 20 Sep 2006.

Fathpour, S. Tsia, K.K. Jalali, B. Univ. of California, Los Angeles,
"Two-Photon Photovoltaic Effect in Silicon"
IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Dec. 2007, Vol. 43, Issue: 12, pp. 1211-1217.

Michael, S. (Naval Postgraduate Sch., Monterey, CA, USA); Bates, D., Utsler J.,
"The design of advanced multi-junction solar cells using genetic algorithm for the optimization of a SILVACO novel cell model"
Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2006, pp. 1834-1837.

Michael, Sherif Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 93943,
"A Novel Technique for Modeling Radiation Effects in Solar Cells Utilizing SILVACO® Virtual Wafer Fabrication Software"
European Conference on Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems, 2005. RADECS 2005. 8th, pp. LN9-1-LN9-6, online date: 2007-10-29.

Melissa J. Griggs, Brendan M. Kayes, and Harry A. Atwater California Institute of Technology,
"p-n Junction Heterostructure Device Physics Model of a Four Junction Solar Cell"
Proc. SPIE Vol. 6339, 63390D (Sep. 8, 2006).

I. Rey-Stolle, I. Garcia, B. Galiana, C. Algora, Instituto de Energía Solar-Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ETSI de Telecomunicación, Avda. Complutense s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain,
"Improvements in the MOVPE growth of multi-junction solar cells for very high concentration"
Journal of Crystal Growth Vol. 298, January 2007, pp. 762-766 Thirteenth International Conference on Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (ICMOVPE XIII).

Kaori Miyazaki1 , Hiroshi Fujioka1, 2, Masaharu Oshima1, 2 and Hideomi Koinuma1 Ceramic Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho Midori-ku Yokohama-shi, 226-8503 Kanagawa, Japan Department of Applied Chemistry, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongou Bunkyo-ku, 113-8656 Tokyo, Japan,
"A novel a -Si:H solar cell designed by two-dimensional device simulation"
Bulletin of Materials Science, India-Japan Seminar On Computational Materials Science, SpringerLink Date November 13, 2007.

Kaori Miyazaki, Nobuyuki Matsuki, Hiroyuki Shinno, Hiroshi Fujioka, Masaharu Oshima, Hideomi Koinuma, Ceramic Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama-shi, 226-8503 Kanagawa, Japan Department of Applied Chemistry, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongou Bunkyo-ku, 113-8656 Tokyo, Japan,
"Device simulation and fabrication of field effect solar cells"
Bulletin of Materials Science, Computer Aided Design Of Materials, SringerLink Date November 30, 2007.

Fathpour, Sasan Tsia, Kevin K. Jalali, Bahram Electrical Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095,
"Nonlinear Photovoltaic Effect"
Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2007. LEOS 2007. The 20th Annual Meeting of the IEEE, Oct. 2007, pp. 892-893.

Jos Mara Tirado, Jos Luis Sanchez-Rojas, Jos Ignacio Izpura,
Dept. of Electr., Electron., Control & Commun. Eng., Univ. of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo;
"Trapping Effects in the Transient Response of AlGaN/GaN HEMT Devices"
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, March 2007, Vol. 54, Issue: 3 pp 410-417.

Jan Hovius*, Henny Leemkuil*, Jan Hensgens**, Ton Mouthaan*, Cora Salm* *University of Twente, The Netherlands, **RIKS Maastricht, The Netherlands
"OPTIMISATION OF A SOLAR CELL"

Carlos Algora Instituto de Energ´ia Solar-Universidad Polit ´ecnica de Madrid E.T.S.I. Telecomunicaci´on, 28040 Madrid, Spain,
"Key aspects in the modeling of concentrator III-V solar cells and III-V thermophotovoltaic converters"
Symposium on the Efficient Use of Solar Radiation on Photovoltaic Power Engineering (St. Petersburg, November 3-4, 2003), pp. 918-922 SpringerLink Date Saturday, February 18, 2006.

Beatriz Galiana, Ignacio Rey-Stolle, Mathieu Baudrit, Iván García and Carlos Algora Instituto de Energía Solar˜Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ETSI de Telecomunicación, Avda. Complutense s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain E-mail: irey@ies-def.upm.es,
"A comparative study of BSF layers for GaAs-based single-junction or multijunction concentrator solar cells"
Semiconductor Science and Technology, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 1387-1392 (2006).

Sasan Fathpour and Bahram Jalali Optoelectronic Circuits and Systems Laboratory Electrical Engineering Department University of California, sasan@ee.ucla.edu, jalali@ucla.edu,
"Energy harvesting in silicon optical modulators"
Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10795-10799 2006 Optical Society of America.

Jiun-Hua Guo*, Peter J. Cousins, Jeffrey E. Cotter Center of Excellence for Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics and Photonics, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
"Investigations of parasitic shunt resistance in n-type buried contact solar cells"
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications Research and Applications Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 95 - 105 Published Online: 30 Dec 2005.

M. Baudrit, C. Algora, I. Rey-Stolle, I. García and B. Galiana Instituto de Energía Solar / Universidad Politécnica de Madrid E.T.S.I Telecomunicación - Av. Complutense 38 E-28040 Madrid SPAIN
"Numerical analysis of GaInP solar cells: toward advanced photovoltaic devices modeling"
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, 2005. NUSOD '05. 19-22 Sept. 2005 pp. 41 - 42.

Galiana, B., Algora, C., Rey-Stolle, I., Vara, I.G., Instituto de Energía Solar / Universidad Politécnica de Madrid E.T.S.I Telecomunicación - Av. Complutense 38 E-28040 Madrid SPAIN
"A 3-D model for concentrator solar cells based on distributed circuit units"
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES, Vol. 52, No. 12, DEC 2005.

Michael, Sherif (Dept. of Elec. and Comp. Engineering, Space Systems Academic Group, Naval Postgraduate School)
"A novel approach for the modeling of advanced photovoltaic devices using the SILVACO/ATLAS virtual wafer fabrication tools"
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 87, Vol. 1-4, May, 2005, SCELL-2004, pp. 771-784.

Crespin, A.L.(United States Marine Corps, Monterey, CA, USA), Michael, S.,
"Modeling the effects of 1 MeV electron radiation in gallium-arsenide solar cells using SILVACO virtual wafer fabrication software"
Conference Record of the Thirty-First IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (IEEE Cat. No. 05CH37608), 2005, pp. 782-5.

Michael, S. (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, US Naval Postgraduate School), Bates, A. D.; Green, M. S.
"Silvaco atlas as a solar cell modeling tool"
Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Conference Record of the 31st IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 2005, 2005, pp. 719-721.

Michael, S. (US Naval Postgraduate Sch., Monterey, CA, USA); Utsler, J.
"The use of genetic algorithm for the design and optimization of advanced multi-junction solar cells"
2005 48th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, p 163-6 Vol. 1.

Parent, D. Basham, E. Dessouky, Y. Gleixner, S. Young, G. Allen, E. San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 95192, USA. E-mail: elallen@sjsu.edu,
"Improvements to a Microelectronic Design and Fabrication Course"
IEEE Transactions on Education, Aug. 2005, Vol. 48, Issue: 3, pp 497- 502.

Crespin, Aaron L. (United States Marine Corps, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School), Michael Sherif,
"Modeling the effects of electron radiation in solar cells"
A Collection of the 22nd AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference and Exhibit Technical Papers, Vol. 2, 2004, pp. 1294-1298.

Benjamin Kolodzie Rochester Institute of Technology,
"Study of Silicon Solar Cell Array to Power MEMS Cantilever Actuator"
22nd Annual Microelectronic Engineering Conference, May 2004 pp. 94-101.

Michael, Sherif (Space Systems Academic Group, Dept. of Elec. and Comp. Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School), Bates, Andrew,
"The design and optimization of advanced multijunction solar cells using the Silvaco ATLAS software package"
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 87, No. 1-4, May, 2005, SCELL-2004, pp. 785-794.

Davenport, B. (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School); Michael, S.,
"Advanced thermophotovoltaic cells modeling, optimized for use in radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) for Mars and deep space missions"
A Collection of the 22nd AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference and Exhibit Technical Papers, Vol. 2, 2004, pp. 1299-1303.

Bates, Andrew (Naval Postgraduate School), Michael, Sherif,
"The design and optimization of an advanced four junction solar cell"
A Collection of the 22nd AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference and Exhibit Technical Papers, Vol. 2, 2004, pp. 1290-1293.

C. Algora, M. Baudrit, I. Rey-Stolle, D. Martín, R. Peña, B. Galiana and J. R. González Instituto de Energía Solar - E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Avda. Complutense 38; 28040 Madrid - SPAIN,
"Pending issues in the modeling of concentrator solar cells"
19th European Photovoltaic conference, Paris, 2004.

Michael, S. Green, M. Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Naval Postgraduate Sch., Monterey, CA, USA,
"The modeling, design and optimization of multi-junction photovoltaic devices"
Proceedings of the 46th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 2003. MWSCAS '03. Vol. 3, On pp. 1350- 1353 Vol. 3, Online date: 2005-12-27.

K. R. McIntosh, M. J. Cudzinovic, D. D. Smith, W. P. Mulligan, R. M. Swanson
"The choice of silicon wafer for the production of low-cost rear-contact solar cells"
Proceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Vol. A, 2003, pp. 97.

P. Papadopoulou, N. Georgoulas and A. Thanailakis,
"An extensive study of the photocurrent amplification mechanism of silicon bulk-barrier diodes based on simulation and experimental results"
Thin Solid Films, Vol. 415, Issues 1-2, 1 Aug. 2002, pp. 276-284.

Islam, N.E. Schamiloglu, E. Kirby, T.H. Shipley, B. Kemp, W.T. Schoenberg, J.S.H. Howard, J.W., Jr. Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM,
"Electron irradiation effects on photoconductive semiconductorswitches (PCSSs) used in sub-nanosecond transient generators"
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 46, Issue: 6, pp. 1722-1727, online date: 2002-08-06.

Michael, S. (Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Naval Postgraduate Sch., Monterey, CA, USA); Michalopoulos, P.,
"Application of the SILVACO/ATLAS software package in modeling and optimization of state-of-the-art photovoltaic devices"
2002 45th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.02CH37378), 2002, pp. II-651-4 Vol. 2.

EMILY ALLEN, STACY GLEIXNER, GREG YOUNG, DAVID PARENT, YASSER DESSOUKY San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 95192, USA. E-mail: elallen@sjsu.edu LINDA VANASUPA Department of Materials Engineering, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA,
"Microelectronics Process Engineering at San Jose State University: A Manufacturing-oriented Interdisciplinary Degree Program"
Int. J. Engng Ed. Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 519-525, 2002.

Michalopoulos, Panayiotis (Naval Postgraduate School); Michael, Sherif,
"A new technique for the development of state-of-the-art photovoltaic devices using silvaco software"
Recent Advances in Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, 2002, pp. 50-54.

Magali Estradaa, Antonio Cerdeiraa, Adelmo Ortiz-Condeb and Francisco Garcíab,
a Sección de Electrónica del Estado Sólido, Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, CINVESTAV-IPNAv. IPN No. 2508, Apto 14-740, 07300 México, Mexico
b Laboratorio de Electrónica del Estado Sólido, Universidad Simón Bolivar, Apartado Postal 8900, Caracas 1080A, Venezuela,
"Determination of trap cross-section in a-Si:H p-i-n diodes parameters using simulation and parameter extraction"
Microelectronics Reliability, Vol. 41, Issue 4, April 2001, pp. 605-610.

Mulligan, W.P.; Terao, A.; Smith, D.D.; Verlinden, P.J.; Swanson, R.M.; SunPower Corporation, 430 Indio Way, Sunnyvale, CA94085,
"Development of chip-size silicon solar cells"
Twenty-Eighth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 2000 (Cat. No.00CH37036), 2000, pp. 158-163.

Schropp, R.E.I.; Zeman, M.; Delft Institute of Microelectronics and Submicron Technology (DIMES), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands,
"New Developments in Amorphous Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells"
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices Vol. 46, Issue 10, Oct. 1999, pp. 2086 - 2092.

M. J. Lee and Shih-Chung Lee Thin Film Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2BT, UK,
"Extraction of the trap density and mobility in poly-CdSe thin films"
Solid-State Electronics, Vol. 43, Issue 4, April 1999, pp. 833-838.

Smekalin, K. Tappura, K. Lammasniemi, J. Dept. of Phys., Tampere Univ. of Technol.,
"Large area GaInAsP solar cells grown by gas-source MBE on GaAssubstrates"
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Sep 1995, Vol. 42, Issue: 9, pp. 1700-1703.

"A Novel Approach for the Development and Optimization of State-of-the-Art Photovoltaic Devices Using Silvaco"
Utsler, James Master thesis NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING"
Genetic Algorithm Based Optimization of Advanced Solar Cell Designs Modeled in SILVACO ATLAS"

Garcia Jr. Baldomero,
"Indium Gallium Nitride Multijunction Solar Cell Simulation Using Silvaco Atlas"
Master Thesis Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA

Aaron L. Crespin Master Thesis Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA,
"A Novel Approach to Modeling the Effects of Radiation in Gallium- Arsenide Solar Cells Using Silvaco's ATLAS Software"

Robert Gelinas Master Thesis Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA,
"A Novel Approach to Modeling Tunnel Junction Diodes Using Silvaco Atlas Software"

Dewey C. Gladney Master Thesis Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA,
"Simulating Radiation-Induced Defects on Semiconductor Devices"

Michael H. Sanders Master Thesis Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA,
"Modeling of Operating Temperature Performance of Triple Junction Solar Cells Using Silvaco's ATLAS"

Darin J. McCloy Master Thesis Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA
"High Efficiency Solar Cells: A Model in Silvaco"