Transparent Conductive Oxides and use of Atmospheric Processing for Photovoltaics

Dr Maikel van Hest, Sr Scientist
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Apr 03, 2012.

Presentation Summary

  • Use of transparent conductive oxides in inorganic photovoltaics
  • Direct write approaches for metallization (Ag, Cu, Ni, and Al)
  • Atmospheric processing of thin film solar cells

Speaker Biography (Maikel van Hest)

Dr. van Hest is currently a Senior Scientist in the Thin Film Sciences and Processing group in the National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He is the team leader for the atmospheric processing team. His principal areas of research and expertise include: solution-processing for silicon and thin-film solar cell applications, vacuum deposition, and transparent conductors. Dr. van Hest's current interests focus on the development of solution-deposited materials for photovoltaic (PV) applications (e.g. metals, Perovskites, OPV, CIGS and transparent conductors) and the scaling of these to large area using scalable processing methods (e.g direct-write deposition, spray deposition, blade coating, slot-die coating and rapid thermal processing). Dr. van Hest is the PV thrust leader for the Solar Energy Research Institute between India and the United States (SERIIUS)