Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Legacy Department

Materials Science and Engineering

Committee Chair/Advisor

Dr. Rajendra Singh

Committee Member

Dr. Eric Skaar

Committee Member

Dr. Marian S. Kennedy


Copper (I) oxide (Cu20) has enormous potential for photovoltaic applications. Cu20 is a p-type semiconductor with a direct band gap of 2.2 eV. When grown on silicon, thin film Cu20 has the potential to increase photovoltaic efficiency. Cu20 is a suitable photovoltaic material because it is inexpensive, non-toxic and abundant in the earth's crust.



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