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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Alloys and Compounds for Thermoelectric and Solar Cell Applications IV
Presentation Title Investigation of Thin Film Deposition inside Hollow Polymer Cylinders for Solar Energy Harvesting Fabric
Author(s) Mikayla Maria Ehrsam, Humaira Taz, Abhinav Malasi, Ramki Kalyanaraman, Connor Carr
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Mikayla Maria Ehrsam
Abstract Scope Due to their planar structure, conventional solar cells face several restrictions in efficiency depending on the sun’s orientation. Hollow cylinder solar cells, in contrast, have the capability to better absorb the sun’s rays due to the light trapping nature of the geometry. Solar cells created inside polymer tubes with micrometer diameters can be used as the basis for flexible and lightweight solar harvesting fabric threads. In order to construct this device, one must deposit appropriately sized homogeneous films using chemical bath deposition (CBD). Since mechanisms used to achieve high quality deposition inside tubular structures are not well understood, the objective of this project was to investigate the deposition of silver films by the CBD process inside a tube to eventually fabricate a CdS/PbS tubular solar cell. The findings from this study showed that deposition under flow with different Reynolds numbers affected the morphology and thickness of the films.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: A print-only volume


Crystal Chemistry, Phase Diagrams, and Thermoelectric Properties of the Ca-M-Co-O (M=Sr, Zn, La, Nd, and Sm) Systems
DD-1: Fabrication of CrSi2/NbSi2 Nanocomposite by Melt Spinning Technique and Thermoelectric Properties
DD-2: Interfacial Reactions at the Joints of Bi2Te3-based Thermoelectric Devices
DD-3: Liquidus Projection of the Bi-In-Te Thermoelectric Material System
DD-4: Thermoelectric Properties of Si/SiB3 sub-microcomposite Prepared by Melt Spinning Technique
Development of High-performance n-type Bi2(TeSe)3 Thermoelectric Alloys by Powder Metallurgical Process
Development of Large Scale Production of p-type Bi2Te3 Alloys with High Performance via Powder Metallurgy Approach
Effect of Excess Magnesium on Mg2Sn Based Thermoelectric Materials
Enhancement of Thermoelectric Performance Calcium Cobaltite through Cation Grain Boundary Segregation
Exploring the Role of Disorder in Discovering New Materials: Entropy Stabilized Oxides
First-Principles Investigation on Improving Thermoelectric Materials
Half-Heusler Microstructure Investigations and Ring-shaped Thermo-elements Elaboration
Interfacial Reactions at the Joints in the CoSb3-based Thermoelectric Devices
Interfacial Reactions of PbTe and Pb0.6Sn0.4Te Thermoelectric Materials with Ag and Cu Foils Using Rapid Hot-Pressing Method and SLID Technique
Investigation of Thin Film Deposition inside Hollow Polymer Cylinders for Solar Energy Harvesting Fabric
Iron Oxide Based Amorphous Semiconductor Thin Films with Extraordinary Optical Transmission and Electrical Conductivity
Kinetics of Boron Removal from Metallurgical Grade Silicon Using High Basic Calcium Silicate Slag Refining
Microstructure, Texture and Incommensurability of Higher Manganese Silicide
Modeling the Properties of Thermoelectric Materials via First Principles Simulations
Multicomponent Silicides for Thermoelectrics. Why Thermodynamic of Materials is Required?
Nanointerface Engineering of Electronic Transport in Bulk Nanostructured in Half-Heulser Alloys
Nanostructuring Silicon Base Materials and Its Impacts on the Thermoelectric Properties
Ni/(Bi0.25Sb0.75)2Te3 and Ni/Bi2(Se0.1Te0.9) Interfacial Reactions
Perspectives for High Temperature Thermoelectrics
Phase Diagrams of Chalcogenide Sn-Sb-Se Ternary System
Qualification and Opportunities of Direct Casting as an Industrialized and Scalable Manufacturing Method for Silicon Based Semi Conductor Materials
Recent Adavnces in Complex Sulphide Materials
Strategies and Approaches for Cost-effective Thermoelectricity: From Materials to Devices
Strategies for Improving the Thermoelectric Performance in Fe2VAl-type Heusler Compounds
Structural Studies and High Performance on Mg2Si-based Ternary and Quaternary Materials for Thermoelectric Power Generation
Study of Diffusion Barrier for the Interfacial Reactions in Thermoelectric Materials under Current Stressing
Surface Passivation by AlOx in c-Si Solar Cells
Synthesis and Grain Growth Rates of Ti-Ni-Sn Based Thermoelectric Alloys
Synthesis of Higher Manganese Silicide via Low Energy Ball Milling and Reactive Sintering
Tetrahedrites: A Way for Sustainable Thermoelectrics?
The Ga and In Coupling Effects in the Doping of the CoSb3 Compound
Thermoelectric Mg- and Mn-Silicides: Challenges and Opportunities for Industrial Applications
Thermoelectric Properties of Cu2-δX-based (X=S, Se, and Te) Materials
Thermoelectric Properties of Higher Copper Chalcogenides
Towards High Figure of Merit zT>1 for p-type FeNbSb Half-Heusler Thermoelectric Materials

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