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Dr Jon Major

EPSRC Early Career Research Fellow Physics

    Publications

    Selected Publications

    1. A low-cost non-toxic post-growth activation step for CdTe solar cells (Journal article - 2014)
    2. Step up in performance (Journal article - 2020)
    3. Isotype heterojunction solar cells using n-type Sb2Se3 thin films (Journal article - 2020)
    4. Benchmark performance of low-cost Sb2Se3 photocathodes for unassisted solar overall water splitting (Journal article - 2020)
    5. 6.6% efficient antimony selenide solar cells using grain structure control and an organic contact layer (Journal article - 2018)
    6. Current enhancement via a TiO2 window layer for CSS Sb2Se3 solar cells: performance limits and high Voc (Journal article - 2019)
    7. Deep-sea mining - Is it worth the risk? (Media - 2017)
    8. The search for silicon's successor (Media - 2018)

    2020

    Microscopic Analysis of Interdiffusion and Void Formation in CdTe(1-x)Sex and CdTe Layers (Journal article)

    Baines, T., Bowen, L., Mendis, B. G., & Major, J. D. (2020). Microscopic Analysis of Interdiffusion and Void Formation in CdTe(1-x)Sex and CdTe Layers. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 12(34), 38070-38075. doi:10.1021/acsami.0c09381

    DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c09381

    Step up in performance (Journal article)

    Major, J. (2020). Step up in performance. NATURE ENERGY, 5, 559-560. doi:10.1038/s41560-020-0672-z

    DOI: 10.1038/s41560-020-0672-z

    Direct Silicon Heterostructures With Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite for Photovoltaic Applications (Journal article)

    Mariotti, S., Al Turkestani, M., Hutter, O. S., Papageorgiou, G., Major, J. D., Swallow, J., . . . Durose, K. (2020). Direct Silicon Heterostructures With Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite for Photovoltaic Applications. IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, 10(4), 945-951. doi:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.2981805

    DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.2981805

    Defect properties of Sb2Se3 thin film solar cells and bulk crystals (Journal article)

    Hobson, T. D. C., Phillips, L. J., Hutter, O. S., Durose, K., & Major, J. D. (2020). Defect properties of Sb2Se3 thin film solar cells and bulk crystals. Applied Physics Letters, 116(26). doi:10.1063/5.0012697

    DOI: 10.1063/5.0012697

    Evidence for Self-healing Benign Grain Boundaries and a Highly Defective Sb2Se3-CdS Interfacial Layer in Sb2Se3 Thin-Film Photovoltaics (Journal article)

    Williams, R. E., Ramasse, Q. M., McKenna, K. P., Phillips, L. J., Yates, P. J., Hutter, O. S., . . . Mendis, B. G. (2020). Evidence for Self-healing Benign Grain Boundaries and a Highly Defective Sb2Se3-CdS Interfacial Layer in Sb2Se3 Thin-Film Photovoltaics. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 12(19), 21730-21738. doi:10.1021/acsami.0c03690

    DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c03690

    GeSe: Optical Spectroscopy and Theoretical Study of a van der Waals Solar Absorber (Journal article)

    Murgatroyd, P. A. E., Smiles, M. J., Savory, C. N., Shalvey, T. P., Swallow, J. E. N., Fleck, N., . . . Veal, T. D. (2020). GeSe: Optical Spectroscopy and Theoretical Study of a van der Waals Solar Absorber. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 32(7), 3245-3253. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c00453

    DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c00453

    Vegard Relation and Raman Band Reference Data Generated from Bulk Crystals of Kesterite-Phase Composition Series Cu2ZnSnS4xSe4–4x (CZTSSe, 0 = x = 1) (Journal article)

    Hobson, T. D. C., Hutter, O. S., Fleck, N., Daniels, L. M., Major, J. D., Ng, T. M., & Durose, K. (2020). Vegard Relation and Raman Band Reference Data Generated from Bulk Crystals of Kesterite-Phase Composition Series Cu2ZnSnS4xSe4–4x (CZTSSe, 0 = x = 1). Crystal Growth & Design, 20(4), 2164-2173. doi:10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00911

    DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00911

    Isotype heterojunction solar cells using n-type Sb2Se3 thin films (Journal article)

    Hobson, T. D. C., Phillips, L. J., Hutter, O. S., Shiel, H., Swallow, J. E. N., Savory, C. N., . . . Major, J. D. (2020). Isotype heterojunction solar cells using n-type Sb2Se3 thin films. Chemistry of Materials, 32(6), 2621-2630. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c00223

    DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c00223

    Impact of NaF during chloride treatment of CdTe solar cells (Journal article)

    Shalvey, T. P., & Major, J. D. (2020). Impact of NaF during chloride treatment of CdTe solar cells. MATERIALS SCIENCE IN SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING, 107. doi:10.1016/j.mssp.2019.104827

    DOI: 10.1016/j.mssp.2019.104827

    Band alignments of sputtered dielectrics on GaN (Journal article)

    Supardan, S. N., Das, P., Major, J. D., Hannah, A., Zaidi, Z. H., Mahapatra, R., . . . Mitrovic, I. Z. (2020). Band alignments of sputtered dielectrics on GaN. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 53(7). doi:10.1088/1361-6463/ab5995

    DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/ab5995

    Benchmark performance of low-cost Sb2Se3 photocathodes for unassisted solar overall water splitting (Journal article)

    Yang, W., Kim, J. H., Hutter, O. S., Phillips, L. J., Tan, J., Park, J., . . . Moon, J. (2020). Benchmark performance of low-cost Sb2Se3 photocathodes for unassisted solar overall water splitting. Nature Communications, 11. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-14704-3

    DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-14704-3

    How the amount of copper influences the formation and stability of defects in CdTe solar cells (Journal article)

    Artegiani, E., Major, J. D., Shiel, H., Dhanak, V., Ferrari, C., & Romeo, A. (2020). How the amount of copper influences the formation and stability of defects in CdTe solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 204, 110228. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2019.110228

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2019.110228

    2019

    Low temperature growth and optical properties of alpha-Ga2O3 deposited on sapphire by plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (Journal article)

    Roberts, J. W., Chalker, P. R., Ding, B., Oliver, R. A., Gibbon, J. T., Jones, L. A. H., . . . Massabuau, F. C. -P. (2019). Low temperature growth and optical properties of alpha-Ga2O3 deposited on sapphire by plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition. JOURNAL OF CRYSTAL GROWTH, 528. doi:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2019.125254

    DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2019.125254

    Chemical etching of Sb2Se3 solar cells: surface chemistry and back contact behaviour (Journal article)

    Shiel, H., Hutter, O. S., Phillips, L. J., Turkestani, M. A., Dhanak, V. R., Veal, T. D., . . . Major, J. D. (n.d.). Chemical etching of Sb2Se3 solar cells: surface chemistry and back contact behaviour. Journal of Physics: Energy, 1(4), 045001. doi:10.1088/2515-7655/ab3c98

    DOI: 10.1088/2515-7655/ab3c98

    Analysis of a novel CuCl2 back contact process for improved stability in CdTe solar cells (Journal article)

    Artegiani, E., Menossi, D., Shiel, H., Dhanak, V., Major, J. D., Gasparotto, A., . . . Romeo, A. (2019). Analysis of a novel CuCl2 back contact process for improved stability in CdTe solar cells. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 27(8), 706-715. doi:10.1002/pip.3148

    DOI: 10.1002/pip.3148

    Band Alignments, Band Gap, Core Levels, and Valence Band States in Cu3BiS3 for Photovoltaics (Journal article)

    Whittles, T. J., Veal, T. D., Savory, C. N., Yates, P. J., Murgatroyd, P. A. E., Gibbon, J. T., . . . Dhanak, V. R. (2019). Band Alignments, Band Gap, Core Levels, and Valence Band States in Cu3BiS3 for Photovoltaics. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 11(30), 27033-27047. doi:10.1021/acsami.9b04268

    DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b04268

    Emerging inorganic solar cell efficiency tables (Version 1) (Journal article)

    Wong, L. H., Zakutayev, A., Major, J. D., Hao, X., Walsh, A., Todorov, T. K., & Saucedo, E. (n.d.). Emerging inorganic solar cell efficiency tables (Version 1). Journal of Physics: Energy, 1(3), 032001. doi:10.1088/2515-7655/ab2338

    DOI: 10.1088/2515-7655/ab2338

    Band alignment and electrical study of Al2O3, MgO and ZrO2 on GaN for MIS-HEMTs (Conference Paper)

    Supardan, S. N., Das, P., Major, J., Hannah, A., Zaidi, Z. H., Cai, Y., . . . Mitrovic, I. Z. (2019, July 27). Band alignment and electrical study of Al2O3, MgO and ZrO2 on GaN for MIS-HEMTs. In 6th International Conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and Thin Films for Energy Application – NANOENERGY 2019. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Regimes of current transport mechanisms in CdS/CdTe solar cells (Journal article)

    Bayhan, H., Dagkaldiran, E. T., Major, J. D., Durose, K., & Bayhan, M. (2019). Regimes of current transport mechanisms in CdS/CdTe solar cells. SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 34(7). doi:10.1088/1361-6641/ab23b5

    DOI: 10.1088/1361-6641/ab23b5

    CSS Antimony Selenide Film Morphology and High Efficiency PV Devices (Conference Paper)

    Hutter, O. S., Phillips, L. J., Yates, P. J., Major, J. D., Durose, K., & IEEE. (2018). CSS Antimony Selenide Film Morphology and High Efficiency PV Devices. In 2018 IEEE 7TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION (WCPEC) (A JOINT CONFERENCE OF 45TH IEEE PVSC, 28TH PVSEC & 34TH EU PVSEC) (pp. 0027-0031). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

    Study of thin film poly-crystalline CdTe solar cells presenting high acceptor concentrations achieved by in-situ arsenic doping (Journal article)

    Kartopu, G., Oklobia, O., Turkay, D., Diercks, D. R., Gorman, B. P., Barrioz, V., . . . Irvine, S. J. C. (2019). Study of thin film poly-crystalline CdTe solar cells presenting high acceptor concentrations achieved by in-situ arsenic doping. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 194, 259-267. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2019.02.025

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2019.02.025

    Current enhancement via a TiO2 window layer for CSS Sb2Se3 solar cells: performance limits and high Voc (Journal article)

    Phillips, L. J., Savory, C. N., Hutter, O. S., Yates, P. J., Shiel, H., Mariotti, S., . . . Major, J. D. (2019). Current enhancement via a TiO2 window layer for CSS Sb2Se3 solar cells: performance limits and high Voc. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 9(2), 544-551. doi:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2885836

    DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2885836

    Optical Properties and Dielectric Functions of Grain Boundaries and Interfaces in CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells (Journal article)

    Mendis, B. G., Ramasse, Q. M., Shalvey, T. P., Major, J. D., & Durose, K. (2019). Optical Properties and Dielectric Functions of Grain Boundaries and Interfaces in CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells. ACS APPLIED ENERGY MATERIALS, 2(2), 1419-1427. doi:10.1021/acsaem.8b01995

    DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01995

    2018

    6.6% efficient antimony selenide solar cells using grain structure control and an organic contact layer (Journal article)

    Hutter, O., Phillips, L. J., Durose, K., & Major, J. (2018). 6.6% efficient antimony selenide solar cells using grain structure control and an organic contact layer. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 188, 177-181. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2018.09.004

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2018.09.004

    Co-Sputtered MgxZn(1-x)O window layers for CdTe(1-x)Sex solar cells (Conference Paper)

    Baines, T., Durose, K., Major, J. D., & IEEE. (2018). Co-Sputtered MgxZn(1-x)O window layers for CdTe(1-x)Sex solar cells. In 2018 IEEE 7TH World Conference on Photovoltaic energy Convesion (WCPEC) (A Joint Conference of 45TH IEEE PVSC, 28TH PVSEC & 34TH EU PVSEC) (pp. 2974-2979). Waikoloa Village, HI, USA: IEEE. doi:10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547696

    DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547696

    A comparison of organic back contact materials for CdTe solar cells (Conference Paper)

    Shalvey, T. P., Phillips, L. J., Durose, K., & Major, J. D. (2018). A comparison of organic back contact materials for CdTe solar cells. In 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) (A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC). IEEE. doi:10.1109/pvsc.2018.8547725

    DOI: 10.1109/pvsc.2018.8547725

    CSS Antimony Selenide Film Morphology and High Efficiency PV Devices (Conference Paper)

    Hutter, O. S., Phillips, L. J., Yates, P. J., Major, J. D., & Durose, K. (2018). CSS Antimony Selenide Film Morphology and High Efficiency PV Devices. In 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) (A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC). IEEE. doi:10.1109/pvsc.2018.8547653

    DOI: 10.1109/pvsc.2018.8547653

    Co-Sputtered MgxZn(1-x)O window layers for CdTe(1-x)Sex solar cells (Conference Paper)

    Baines, T., Durose, K., & Major, J. D. (2018). Co-Sputtered MgxZn(1-x)O window layers for CdTe(1-x)Sex solar cells. In 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) (A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC). IEEE. doi:10.1109/pvsc.2018.8547696

    DOI: 10.1109/pvsc.2018.8547696

    Transparent Ta doped SnO2 films deposited by RF co-sputtering (Conference Paper)

    Featherstone, T. J., Swallow, J. E. N., Major, J. D., Durose, K., Veal, T. D., & IEEE. (2018). Transparent Ta doped SnO2 films deposited by RF co-sputtering. In 2018 IEEE 7TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION (WCPEC) (A JOINT CONFERENCE OF 45TH IEEE PVSC, 28TH PVSEC & 34TH EU PVSEC) (pp. 2980-2984). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

    The search for silicon's successor (Media)

    Major, J. (2018). The search for silicon's successor. [Magazine/Website]. Retrieved from https://physicsworld.com/a/the-search-for-silicons-successor/

    Incorporation of CdSe layers into CdTe thin film solar cells (Journal article)

    Baines, T., Zoppi, G., Bowen, L., Shalvey, T. P., Mariotti, S., Durose, K., & Major, J. D. (2018). Incorporation of CdSe layers into CdTe thin film solar cells. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 180, 196-204. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2018.03.010

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2018.03.010

    Band gap temperature-dependence of close-space sublimation grown Sb2Se3 by photo-reflectance (Journal article)

    Birkett, M., Linhart, W., Stoner, J., Phillips, L. J., Durose, K., Alaria, J., . . . Veal, T. D. (2018). Band gap temperature-dependence of close-space sublimation grown Sb2Se3 by photo-reflectance. APL Materials, 6(8), 8 pages. doi:10.1063/1.5027157

    DOI: 10.1063/1.5027157

    Self-Catalyzed CdTe Wires (Journal article)

    Baines, T., Papageorgiou, G., Hutter, O. S., Bowen, L., Durose, K., & Major, J. D. (2018). Self-Catalyzed CdTe Wires. NANOMATERIALS, 8(5). doi:10.3390/nano8050274

    DOI: 10.3390/nano8050274

    Sputtered ZrO2, Al2O3 and MgO on GaN: band alignment and interface study (Conference Paper)

    Supardan, S. N., Das, P., Shaw, A. P., Major, J. D., Valizadeh, R., Hannah, A., . . . Mitrovic, I. Z. (2018, June 11). Sputtered ZrO2, Al2O3 and MgO on GaN: band alignment and interface study. In 20th Workshop on Dielectrics in Microelectronics - Wodim 2018. Berlin, Germany.

    2017

    P3HT as a pinhole blocking back contact for CdTe thin film solar cells (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., Phillips, L. J., Al Turkestani, M., Bowen, L., Whittles, T. J., Dhanak, V. R., & Durose, K. (2017). P3HT as a pinhole blocking back contact for CdTe thin film solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 172, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2017.07.005

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2017.07.005

    Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of ZnTe Photocathodes for Solar Fuel Production (Journal article)

    Xiong, X., Forster, M., Major, J., Xu, Y., & Cowan, A. J. (2017). Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of ZnTe Photocathodes for Solar Fuel Production. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C: Nanomaterials and Interfaces, 121(40), 22073-22080. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b06304

    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b06304

    Deep-sea mining - Is it worth the risk? (Media)

    Major, J. (2017). Deep-sea mining - Is it worth the risk?.

    Close-Spaced Sublimation for Sb2Se3 Solar Cells (Conference Paper)

    Phillips, L. J., Yates, P., Hutter, O., Baines, T., Bowen, L., Durose, K., & Major, J. (2017). Close-Spaced Sublimation for Sb2Se3 Solar Cells. In IEEE PVSC 44. Washington DC.

    Development of ZnO nanowire based CdTe thin film solar cells (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., Tena-Zaera, R., Azaceta, E., Bowen, L., & Durose, K. (2017). Development of ZnO nanowire based CdTe thin film solar cells. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 160, 107-115. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2016.10.024

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2016.10.024

    2016

    A comparison of the effect of CdCl2 and MgCl2 processing on the transport properties of n-CdS/p-CdTe solar cells and a simple approach to determine their back contact barrier height (Journal article)

    Bayhan, H., Ozden, S., Major, J. D., Bayhan, M., Dagdevirena, E. T., & Durose, K. (2016). A comparison of the effect of CdCl2 and MgCl2 processing on the transport properties of n-CdS/p-CdTe solar cells and a simple approach to determine their back contact barrier height. SOLAR ENERGY, 140, 66-72. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2016.10.051

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2016.10.051

    In-depth analysis of chloride treatments for thin-film CdTe solar cells (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., Al Turkestani, M., Bowen, L., Brossard, M., Li, C., Lagoudakis, P., . . . Durose, K. (2016). In-depth analysis of chloride treatments for thin-film CdTe solar cells. Nature Communications, 7. doi:10.1038/NCOMMS13231

    DOI: 10.1038/NCOMMS13231

    Electronic Properties of CdS/CdTe Solar Cells as Influenced by a Buffer Layer (Journal article)

    Fedorenko, Y. G., Major, J. D., Pressman, A., Phillips, L., & Durose, K. (n.d.). Electronic Properties of CdS/CdTe Solar Cells as Influenced by a Buffer Layer. Retrieved from http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.08421v2

    Grain boundaries in CdTe thin film solar cells: a review (Journal article)

    Major, J. D. (2016). Grain boundaries in CdTe thin film solar cells: a review. SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 31(9). doi:10.1088/0268-1242/31/9/093001

    DOI: 10.1088/0268-1242/31/9/093001

    The role of transition radiation in cathodoluminescence imaging and spectroscopy of thin-foils (Journal article)

    Mendis, B. G., Howkins, A., Stowe, D., Major, J. D., & Durose, K. (2016). The role of transition radiation in cathodoluminescence imaging and spectroscopy of thin-foils. ULTRAMICROSCOPY, 167, 31-42. doi:10.1016/j.ultramic.2016.05.002

    DOI: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2016.05.002

    Electronic Properties of CdTe/CdS Solar Cells as Influenced by a Buffer Layer (Conference Paper)

    Fedorenko, Y. G., Major, J. D., Pressman, A., Phillips, L., & Durose, K. (2016). Electronic Properties of CdTe/CdS Solar Cells as Influenced by a Buffer Layer. In MRS Advances Vol. 1 (pp. 937-942). Cambridge University Press (CUP). doi:10.1557/adv.2016.69

    DOI: 10.1557/adv.2016.69

    Substrate geometry CdTe solar cells with catalytically-grown nano-rough surfaces (Conference Paper)

    Papageorgiou, G., Major, J. D., & Durose, K. (2016). Substrate geometry CdTe solar cells with catalytically-grown nano-rough surfaces. In MRS Advances Vol. 1 (pp. 985-990). Cambridge University Press (CUP). doi:10.1557/adv.2016.153

    DOI: 10.1557/adv.2016.153

    2015

    Structural and electrical characterisation of MgCl2-treated CdTe solar cells (Conference Paper)

    Major, J. D., Al Turkestani, M. K., Durose, K., & IEEE. (2015). Structural and electrical characterisation of MgCl2-treated CdTe solar cells. In 2015 IEEE 42ND PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALIST CONFERENCE (PVSC). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

    ZnO nanowire radial CdTe solar cells (Conference Paper)

    Major, J. D., Tena-Zaera, R., Azaceta, E., Durose, K., & IEEE. (2015). ZnO nanowire radial CdTe solar cells. In 2015 IEEE 42ND PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALIST CONFERENCE (PVSC). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

    Long lifetime hole traps at grain boundaries in CdTe thin-film photovoltaics (Journal article)

    Mendis, B. G., Gachet, D., Major, J., & Durose, K. (2015). Long lifetime hole traps at grain boundaries in CdTe thin-film photovoltaics. Physical Review Letters (PRL), 115(21). doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.218701

    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.218701

    Energy Materials special issue from the 2015 Photovoltaic Science and Technology Conference (PVSAT11) (Journal article)

    Irvine, S., & Major, J. (2015). Energy Materials special issue from the 2015 Photovoltaic Science and Technology Conference (PVSAT11). Materials Research Innovations, 19(7), 469. doi:10.1080/14328917.2015.1128646

    DOI: 10.1080/14328917.2015.1128646

    A Comparative Study of the Effects of Nontoxic Chloride Treatments on CdTe Solar Cell Microstructure and Stoichiometry (Journal article)

    Williams, B., Major, J., Bowen, L., Keunig, W., Creatore, M., & Durose, K. (2015). A Comparative Study of the Effects of Nontoxic Chloride Treatments on CdTe Solar Cell Microstructure and Stoichiometry. Advanced Energy Materials, 5(21). doi:10.1002/aenm.201500554

    DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500554

    Modification of electron states in CdTe absorber due to a buffer layer in CdTe/CdS solar cells (Journal article)

    Fedorenko, Y. G., Major, J. D., Pressman, A., Phillips, L. J., & Durose, K. (2015). Modification of electron states in CdTe absorber due to a buffer layer in CdTe/CdS solar cells. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 118(16). doi:10.1063/1.4934680

    DOI: 10.1063/1.4934680

    A comparative study of microstructural stability and sulphur diffusion in CdS/CdTe photovoltaic devices (Journal article)

    Taylor, A. A., Major, J., Kartopu, G., Lamb, D., Duenow, J., Dhere, R. G., . . . Mendis, B. G. (2015). A comparative study of microstructural stability and sulphur diffusion in CdS/CdTe photovoltaic devices. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 141, 341-349. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2015.06.010

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2015.06.010

    NH4Cl Alternative to the CdCl2 Treatment Step for CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., Bowen, L., Treharne, R. E., Phillips, L. J., & Durose, K. (2015). NH4Cl Alternative to the CdCl2 Treatment Step for CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells. IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, 5(1), 386-389. doi:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2362296

    DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2362296

    NH4Cl Alternative to the CdCl2 Treatment Step for CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells (Journal article)

    Major, J., Bowen, L., Treharne, R., Phillips, L., & Durose, K. (2015). NH4Cl Alternative to the CdCl2 Treatment Step for CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 5(1), 386-389. doi:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2362296

    DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2362296

    2014

    Characterization of sulfurized CuSbS2 thin films for PV applications (Conference Paper)

    Peccerillo, E., Major, J., Phillips, L., Treharne, R., Whittles, T. J., Dhanak, V., . . . Durose, K. (2014). Characterization of sulfurized CuSbS2 thin films for PV applications. In 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC). IEEE. doi:10.1109/pvsc.2014.6924891

    DOI: 10.1109/pvsc.2014.6924891

    A low-cost non-toxic post-growth activation step for CdTe solar cells (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., Treharne, R. E., Phillips, L. J., & Durose, K. (2014). A low-cost non-toxic post-growth activation step for CdTe solar cells. Nature, 511, 334-337. doi:10.1038/nature13435

    DOI: 10.1038/nature13435

    Challenges and prospects for developing CdS/CdTe substrate solar cells on Mo foils (Journal article)

    Williams, B. L., Major, J. D., Bowen, L., Phillips, L., Zoppi, G., Forbes, I., & Durose, K. (2014). Challenges and prospects for developing CdS/CdTe substrate solar cells on Mo foils. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 124, 31-38. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2014.01.017

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2014.01.017

    Core-shell ITO/ZnO/CdS/CdTe nanowire solar cells (Journal article)

    Williams, B. L., Taylor, A. A., Mendis, B. G., Phillips, L., Bowen, L., Major, J. D., & Durose, K. (2014). Core-shell ITO/ZnO/CdS/CdTe nanowire solar cells. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 104(5). doi:10.1063/1.4863826

    DOI: 10.1063/1.4863826

    A Combinatorial Approach to the Optimisation of Cd(1-x)ZnxS Layers for CdTe Solar Cells (Conference Paper)

    Treharne, R. E., Clayton, A., Phillips, L. J., Major, J. D., Irvine, S. J. C., Durose, K., & IEEE. (2014). A Combinatorial Approach to the Optimisation of Cd(1-x)ZnxS Layers for CdTe Solar Cells. In 2014 IEEE 40TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALIST CONFERENCE (PVSC) (pp. 1722-1725). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

    Assessment of Photovoltaic Junction Position Using Combined FIB and EBIC Analysis of CSS Deposited CdTe Solar Cells (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., Bowen, L., Treharne, R. E., & Durose, K. (2014). Assessment of Photovoltaic Junction Position Using Combined FIB and EBIC Analysis of CSS Deposited CdTe Solar Cells. Progress in Photovoltaics.

    Assessment of photovoltaic junction position using combined focused ion beam and electron beam-induced current analysis of close space sublimation deposited CdTe solar cells (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., Bowen, L., Treharne, R., & Durose, K. (2014). Assessment of photovoltaic junction position using combined focused ion beam and electron beam-induced current analysis of close space sublimation deposited CdTe solar cells. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 22(10), 1096-1104. doi:10.1002/pip.2507

    DOI: 10.1002/pip.2507

    Challenges and prospects for developing CdS/CdTe substrate solar cells on Mo foils (Journal article)

    Williams, B. L., Major, J. D., Bowen, L., Phillips, L., Zoppi, G., Forbes, I., & Durose, K. (2014). Challenges and prospects for developing CdS/CdTe substrate solar cells on Mo foils. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 124(31).

    Core-shell ITO/ZnO/CdS/CdTe nanowire solar cells (Journal article)

    Williams, B. L., Taylor, A. A., Mendis, B. G., Phillips, L., Bowen, L., Major, J. D., & Durose, K. (2014). Core-shell ITO/ZnO/CdS/CdTe nanowire solar cells. Applied Physics Letters, 104.

    Development of a low cost non-toxic MgCl2 post-growth activation step for CdTe solar cells (Journal article)

    Major*, J. D., Treharne, R. E., Phillips, L., & Durose, K. (2014). Development of a low cost non-toxic MgCl2 post-growth activation step for CdTe solar cells. Nature, 511, 334-337.

    Direct observation of Cu, Zn cation disorder in Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell absorber material using aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (Journal article)

    Mendis, B. G., Shannon, M. D., Goodman, M. C. J., Major, J. D., Claridge, R., Halliday, D. P., & Durose, K. (2014). Direct observation of Cu, Zn cation disorder in Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell absorber material using aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy. PROGRESS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS, 22(1), 24-34. doi:10.1002/pip.2279

    DOI: 10.1002/pip.2279

    Direct observation of Cu, Zn cation disorder in Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell absorber material using aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (Journal article)

    Mendis, B. G., Shannon, M. D., Goodman, M. C., Major, J. D., Claridge, R., Halliday, D. P., & Durose, K. (2014). Direct observation of Cu, Zn cation disorder in Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell absorber material using aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy. Progress in Photovoltaics, 22, 24.

    Salt swap (Journal article)

    Bennington-Castro, J. (2014). Salt swap. Scientific American, 20.

    Solar energy breakthrough: new panels will be cheaper and safer (Journal article)

    Connor, S. (2014). Solar energy breakthrough: new panels will be cheaper and safer. The independent, cover + 20-21.

    2013

    The nature of electrostatic potential fluctuations in Cu2ZnSnS4 and their role on photovoltaic device performance (Conference Paper)

    Mendis, B. G., Shannon, M. D., Goodman, M. C. J., Major, J. D., Taylor, A. A., Halliday, D. P., . . . IOP. (2013). The nature of electrostatic potential fluctuations in Cu2ZnSnS4 and their role on photovoltaic device performance. In 18TH MICROSCOPY OF SEMICONDUCTING MATERIALS CONFERENCE (MSM XVIII) Vol. 471. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/471/1/012014

    DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/471/1/012014

    Luminescence of Cu2ZnSnS4 polycrystals described by the fluctuating potential model (Journal article)

    Halliday, D. P., Claridge, R., Goodman, M. C. J., Mendis, B. G., Durose, K., & Major, J. D. (2013). Luminescence of Cu2ZnSnS4 polycrystals described by the fluctuating potential model. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 113(22). doi:10.1063/1.4810846

    DOI: 10.1063/1.4810846

    Impact of CdTe surface composition on doping and device performance in close Space sublimation deposited CdTe solar cells (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., Proskuryakov, Y. Y., & Durose, K. (2013). Impact of CdTe surface composition on doping and device performance in close Space sublimation deposited CdTe solar cells. PROGRESS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS, 21(4), 436-443. doi:10.1002/pip.1196

    DOI: 10.1002/pip.1196

    Co-Sputtered Zn1-XSnXO Buffer Layers for CdTe Thin Film Solar Cells (Conference Paper)

    Major, J. D., Durose, K., & IEEE. (2013). Co-Sputtered Zn1-XSnXO Buffer Layers for CdTe Thin Film Solar Cells. In 2013 IEEE 39TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALISTS CONFERENCE (PVSC) (pp. 1146-1149). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

    D. P. Halliday, R. Claridge, M. C. Goodman, B. G. Mendis, K. Durose, J. D. Major (Journal article)

    Halliday, D. P., Claridge, R., Goodman, M. C., Mendis, B. G., Durose, K., & Major, J. D. (2013). D. P. Halliday, R. Claridge, M. C. Goodman, B. G. Mendis, K. Durose, J. D. Major. Journal of Applied Physics, 113.

    The nature of electrostatic potential fluctuations in Cu2ZnSnS4 and their role on photovoltaic device performance (Journal article)

    Mendis, B. G., Shannon, M. D., Goodman, M. C., Major, J. D., Taylor, A. A., Halliday, D. P., & Durose, K. (2013). The nature of electrostatic potential fluctuations in Cu2ZnSnS4 and their role on photovoltaic device performance. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 471.

    2012

    The role of secondary phase precipitation on grain boundary electrical activity in Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) photovoltaic absorber layer material (Journal article)

    Mendis, B. G., Goodman, M. C. J., Major, J. D., Taylor, A. A., Durose, K., & Halliday, D. P. (2012). The role of secondary phase precipitation on grain boundary electrical activity in Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) photovoltaic absorber layer material. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 112(12). doi:10.1063/1.4769738

    DOI: 10.1063/1.4769738

    Focussed ion beam and field emission gun-scanning electron microscopy for the investigation of voiding and interface phenomena in thin-film solar cells (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., Bowen, L., & Durose, K. (2012). Focussed ion beam and field emission gun-scanning electron microscopy for the investigation of voiding and interface phenomena in thin-film solar cells. PROGRESS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS, 20(7), 892-898. doi:10.1002/pip.1164

    DOI: 10.1002/pip.1164

    Focussed ion beam and field emission gun-scanning electron microscopy for the investigation of voiding and interface phenomena in thin-film solar cells (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., Bowen, L., & Durose, K. (2012). Focussed ion beam and field emission gun-scanning electron microscopy for the investigation of voiding and interface phenomena in thin-film solar cells. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 20(7), 892-898. doi:10.1002/pip.1164

    DOI: 10.1002/pip.1164

    Assessment of photovoltaic junction position in CdTe solar cells using a combined FIBEBIC technique (Conference Paper)

    Major, J. D., Bowen, L., Treharne, R. E., & Durose, K. (2012). Assessment of photovoltaic junction position in CdTe solar cells using a combined FIBEBIC technique. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 1432 (pp. 181-186). doi:10.1557/op1.2012.1031

    DOI: 10.1557/op1.2012.1031

    Assessment of Photovoltaic Junction Position in CdTe Solar Cells Using a Combined FIB-EBIC Technique (Conference Paper)

    Major, J. D., Bowen, L., Treharne, R. E., & Durose, K. (2012). Assessment of Photovoltaic Junction Position in CdTe Solar Cells Using a Combined FIB-EBIC Technique. In MRS spring conference (pp. 1432-1435). San Francisco: MRS.

    2011

    Early stage growth mechanisms of CdTe thin films deposited by close space sublimation for solar cells (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., & Durose, K. (2011). Early stage growth mechanisms of CdTe thin films deposited by close space sublimation for solar cells. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 95(12), 3165-3170. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2011.05.002

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.05.002

    Early stage growth mechanisms of CdTe thin films deposited by close space sublimation for solar cells (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., & Durose, K. (2011). Early stage growth mechanisms of CdTe thin films deposited by close space sublimation for solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 95(12), 3165-3170. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2011.05.002

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.05.002

    Impact of cadmium-rich back surfaces on cadmium chloride treatment and device performance in close space sublimation deposited CdTe solar cells (Conference Paper)

    Major, J. D., Proskuryakov, Y. Y., & Durose, K. (2011). Impact of cadmium-rich back surfaces on cadmium chloride treatment and device performance in close space sublimation deposited CdTe solar cells. In 2011 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. IEEE. doi:10.1109/pvsc.2011.6186711

    DOI: 10.1109/pvsc.2011.6186711

    Vacancy defects in CdTe thin films (Journal article)

    Keeble, D. J., Major, J. D., Ravelli, L., Egger, W., & Durose, K. (2011). Vacancy defects in CdTe thin films. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 84(17). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.84.174122

    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.174122

    Impact of CdTe surface composition on doping and device performance in close Space sublimation deposited CdTe solar cells (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., Proskuryakov, Y. Y., & Durose, K. (2011). Impact of CdTe surface composition on doping and device performance in close Space sublimation deposited CdTe solar cells. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, n/a. doi:10.1002/pip.1196

    DOI: 10.1002/pip.1196

    Electrical, morphological and structural properties of RF magnetron sputtered Mo thin films for application in thin film photovoltaic solar cells (Journal article)

    Zoppi, G., Beattie, N. S., Major, J. D., Miles, R. W., & Forbes, I. (2011). Electrical, morphological and structural properties of RF magnetron sputtered Mo thin films for application in thin film photovoltaic solar cells. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 46(14), 4913-4921. doi:10.1007/s10853-011-5404-0

    DOI: 10.1007/s10853-011-5404-0

    Impact of cadmium-rich back surfaces on cadmium chloride treatment and device performance in close space sublimation deposited CdTe solar cells (Conference Paper)

    Major, J. D., Proskuryakov, Y. Y., & Durose, K. (2011). Impact of cadmium-rich back surfaces on cadmium chloride treatment and device performance in close space sublimation deposited CdTe solar cells. In 37th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (pp. 3537-003541). Seattle: IEEE.

    Vacancy defects in CdTe thin films (Journal article)

    Keeble, D. J., Major, J. D., Ravellie, L., Egger, W., & Durose, K. (2011). Vacancy defects in CdTe thin films. Physical Review B, 84.

    2010

    Recent research trends in thin film solar cells (Journal article)

    Al Turkestani, M. K., Major, J. D., Trehame, R. E., Proskuryakov, Y. Y., & Durose, K. (2010). Recent research trends in thin film solar cells. Annals of Arid Zone, 49(3-4), 303-310.

    Control of grain size in sublimation-grown CdTe, and the improvement in performance of devices with systematically increased grain size (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., Proskuryakov, Y. Y., Durose, K., Zoppi, G., & Forbes, I. (2010). Control of grain size in sublimation-grown CdTe, and the improvement in performance of devices with systematically increased grain size. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 94(6), 1107-1112. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2010.02.034

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2010.02.034

    Nucleation and Grain Boundaries in CdTe/CdS Solar Cells (Conference Paper)

    Major, J. D., Proskuryakov, Y. Y., Durose, K., & MRS. (2010). Nucleation and Grain Boundaries in CdTe/CdS Solar Cells. In THIN-FILM COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR VOLTAICS-2009 Vol. 1165 (pp. 223-+). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

    2009

    Nucleation and early stage growth of CdTe thin films deposited by close space sublimation (Conference Paper)

    Major, J. D., & Durose, K. (2009). Nucleation and early stage growth of CdTe thin films deposited by close space sublimation. In 2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC). IEEE. doi:10.1109/pvsc.2009.5411691

    DOI: 10.1109/pvsc.2009.5411691

    Doping levels, trap density of states and the performance of co-doped CdTe(As,Cl) photovoltaic devices (Journal article)

    Proskuryakov, Y. Y., Durose, K., Major, J. D., Al Turkestani, M. K., Barrioz, V., Irvine, S. J. C., & Jones, E. W. (2009). Doping levels, trap density of states and the performance of co-doped CdTe(As,Cl) photovoltaic devices. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 93(9), 1572-1581. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2009.04.010

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2009.04.010

    Doping levels, trap density of states and the performance of co-doped CdTe(As,Cl) photovoltaic devices (Journal article)

    Proskuryakov, Y. Y., Durose, K., Major, J. D., Al Turkestani, M. K., Barrioz, V., Irvine, S. J. C., & Jones, E. W. (2009). Doping levels, trap density of states and the performance of co-doped CdTe(As,Cl) photovoltaic devices. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 93(9), 1572-1581. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2009.04.010

    DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2009.04.010

    Study of buried junction and uniformity effects in CdTe/CdS solar cells using a combined OBIC and EQE apparatus (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., & Durose, K. (2009). Study of buried junction and uniformity effects in CdTe/CdS solar cells using a combined OBIC and EQE apparatus. THIN SOLID FILMS, 517(7), 2419-2422. doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2008.11.052

    DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2008.11.052

    2007

    Comparative study of trap densities of states in CdTe/CdS solar cells (Journal article)

    Proskuryakov, Y. Y., Major, J. D., Durose, K., Barrioz, V., Irvine, S. J. C., Jones, E. W., & Lamb, D. (2007). Comparative study of trap densities of states in CdTe/CdS solar cells. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 91(15). doi:10.1063/1.2790778

    DOI: 10.1063/1.2790778

    Nucleation of CdTe thin films deposited by close-space sublimation under a nitrogen ambient (Journal article)

    Major, J. D., Proskuryakov, Y. Y., Durose, K., & Green, S. (2007). Nucleation of CdTe thin films deposited by close-space sublimation under a nitrogen ambient. THIN SOLID FILMS, 515(15), 5828-5832. doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2006.12.169

    DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2006.12.169

    Highly arsenic doped CdTe layers for the back contacts of CdTe solar cells (Conference Paper)

    Barrioz, V., Proskuryakov, Y. Y., Jones, E. W., Major, J. D., Irvine, S. J. C., Durose, K., & Lamb, D. A. (2007). Highly arsenic doped CdTe layers for the back contacts of CdTe solar cells. In THIN-FILM COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTOVOLTAICS - 2007 Vol. 1012 (pp. 367-+). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/