Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Materials Science and Engineering
Dr. Rajendra Singh
Dr. Eric Skaar
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.
Mohiuddin, Omar H., "Analysis of Copper (I) Oxide Thin Films Grown in a Photo-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition Reactor for Photovoltaic Applications" (2014). All Theses. 2017.