Publications

Book Chapters

Stuart Irvine, Vincent Barrioz (2015) Materials Challenges: Inorganic Photovoltaic Solar Energy, Chapter 2: ‘Fundamentals of Thin Film PV Cells’, Royal Society of Chemistry

Andrew J Clayton, Vincent Barrioz (2015) Materials Challenges: Inorganic Photovoltaic Solar Energy, Chapter 5: ‘Thin Film Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells’, Royal Society of Chemistry

Stuart J C Irvine (2014) Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability, Mapping the transition to 2050, Chapter 10, ‘Solar energy in urban retrofit’. Routledge

Stuart J C Irvine (2012) Functional materials for sustainable energy applications, Chapter 2 ‘ Photovoltaic (PV) thin-films for solar cells’, Woodhouse Publishing

John A. Kilner, Stephen J. Skinner, Stuart J.C. Irvine, Peter P. Edwards (2012) ‘Functional materials for sustainable energy applications’  Woodhouse Publishing

Irvine, S.J.C. Lamb, D. (2009) Chemical vapour deposition: precursors, processes and applications, ‘Chapter 11, Photo-assisted CVD’, RSC Publishing Eds: Anthony C Jones and Michael Hitchman.

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Refereed Papers

 

Effects of Cd1-xZnxS alloy composition and post-deposition air anneal on ultra-thin CdTe solar cells produced by MOCVD, MATCHEMPHYS-D-16-01244R1 (accepted 24th Jan 2017)

D. A. Lamb, S. J. C. Irvine, A. J. Clayton, G. Kartopu, V. Barrioz, S. D. Hodgson, M. A. Baker, R. Grilli, J. Hall, C. I. Underwood, and R. Kimber “Characterization of MOCVD Thin-Film CdTe Photovoltaics on Space-Qualified Cover Glass” IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics (Volume:6, Issue: 2, pp.557 – 561 (doi: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2520199)

A. Taylor, J. D. Major, G. Kartopu, D. Lamb, J. Duenow, R. G. Dhere, X. Maeder, S. J. C. Irvine, K. Durose, B. G. Mendis “A Comparative Study of Microstructural Stability and Sulfur Diffusion in CdS/CdTe Photovoltaic Devices” SOLMAT, Volume 141, October 2015, Pages 341–349

S.M. Brooks, D.A. Lamb, S.J.C. Irvine “IR reflectance imaging for crystalline Si cell crack detection” (2015, June 15th) IEEE journal of photovoltaics, doi: 10.1109/jphotov.2015.2438636

Giray Kartopu, Vincent Barrioz, Shafiul Monir, Daniel A Lamb, Stuart J Irvine, “CdTe thin film solar cells produced using a chamberless inline process via metalorganic chemical vapour deposition”, Thin Solid Films (2015) (TSF-D-14-00963R1)

Daniel Ash Lamb, Stuart J.C. Irvine, Andrew James Clayton, Vincent Barrioz, Giray Kartopu,
Mark A. Baker, C.I. Underwood, Rossana Grilli, Rick Kimber, James Hall (2015), “Lightweight and low-cost thin film photovoltaics for large area extra-terrestrial applications”, IET Renewable Power Generation, doi: 10.1049/iet-rpg.2014.0368

A. J. Clayton, M. A. Baker, S. Babar, P. N. Gibson, S. J. C. Irvine, G. Kartopu, D. A. Lamb, V. Barrioz, “Influence of CdCl2 activation treatment on ultra-thin Cd1-xZnxS/CdTe solar cells” Thin Solid Films (2014) (in submission). (accepted for publication  July 30th,  2015)

SL Rugen-Hankey, AJ Clayton, V Barrioz, G Kartopu, SJC Irvine, JD McGettrick, D Hammond (2015) ‘Improvement to thin film CdTe solar cells with controlled back surface oxidation’, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells

V Barrioz, S Monir, G Kartopu, DA Lamb, W Brooks, P Siderfin, S Jones, AJ Clayton, SJC Irvine (2014) ‘MOCVD for solar cells, a transition towards a chamberless inline process’, Journal of Crystal Growth

AJ Clayton, V Di Carlo, SJC Irvine, G Kartopu, V Barrioz, DA Lamb (2014) ‘Investigation into ultrathin CdTe solar cell V oc using SCAPS modelling’, Materials Research Innovations Vol 18, Iss 7, 505-508

Robert E Treharne, Andrew Clayton, Laurie J Phillips, Jonathan D Major, Stuart JC Irvine, Ken Durose (2014) ‘A combinatorial approach to the optimisation of Cd (1− x) Zn x S layers for CdTe solar cells’, Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2014 IEEE 40th, 1722-1725

ML Crozier, P Adamson, A Brunton, S Henley, JD Shephard, G Kartopu, S Irvine, PM Kaminski, JM Walls (2014) ‘Recent developments toward a one step thin-film PV interconnection process using laser scribing and inkjet printing’, Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2014 IEEE 40th, 2784-2788

SD Hodgson, S Jones, PJ Holliman, SL Rugen-Hankey, V Barrioz, SJC Irvine (2014) ‘Porous ZnO as a novel encapsulation matrix for quantum dot based luminescent down-shifting films’, Materials Letters, 130 (2014) 120-122

G. Kartopu, A. Tempez, A. J. Clayton, V. Barrioz, S. J. C. Irvine, C. Olivero, P. Chapon, S. Legendre and J. Cooper (2014) ‘Chemical analysis of Cd12xZnxS/CdTe solar cells by plasma profiling TOFMS’, Materials Research Innovations, 18 (2). pp. 82-85. ISSN 1432-8917

G Kartopu, V Barrioz, SJC Irvine, AJ Clayton, S Monir, DA Lamb (2014) ‘Inline atmospheric pressure metal-organic chemical vapour deposition for thin film CdTe solar cells’, Thin Solid Films, Vol 558, P 374-377

SD Hodgson, WSM Brooks, AJ Clayton, G Kartopu, V Barrioz, SJC Irvine (2014) ‘The impact of quantum dot concentration on the optical properties of QD/PMMA luminescent down-shifting films applied to CdTe photovoltaic devices’, Nano Energy, 4 (2014) 1-6

M.L. Crozier, P. Adamson, A. Brunton, S. Henley, J.D. Shephard, G. Kartopu, S. Irvine, P.M. Kaminski, I.M. Walls (2014) ‘Recent developments toward a one step thin-film PV interconnection process using laser scribing and inkjet printing’, Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2014 IEEE 40th

G Kartopu, AA Taylor, AJ Clayton, V Barrioz, DA Lamb, SJC Irvine  (2014) ‘CdCl2 treatment related diffusion phenomena in Cd1− xZnxS/CdTe solar cells’, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 115, Iss 10, P 104505

SJC Irvine, DA Lamb, AJ Clayton, G Kartopu, V Barrioz (2014) ‘Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells on Ultrathin Glass for Space Applications’, Journal of Electronic Materials, 1-6

WSM Brooks, SJC Irvine, DM Taylor (2013) ‘Scanning Kelvin probe measurements on As-doped CdTe solar cells’, Semiconductor Science and Technology 28 (10), 105024

Rachel Lawler, Stuart Irvine, Stephen Tay, Henry Snaith (2013) ‘The rise of solar power’, Materials World, Vol 21, Iss 9, P 28-29

SD Hodgson, WSM Brooks, AJ Clayton, G Kartopu, DA Lamb, V Barrioz, SJC Irvine (2013) ‘Increased conversion efficiency in cadmium telluride photovoltaics by luminescent downshifting with quantum dot/poly (methyl methacrylate) films’, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 10.1002/pip.2408

X Yang, Y Wu, X Huang, V Barrioz, G Kartopu, S Monir, SJC Irvine (2013) ‘Numerical Simulation of the Deposition Process and the Epitaxial Growth of Cadmium TelluridE Thin Film in a MOCVD Reactor’, Computational Thermal Sciences 5 (3)

YY Wu, XG Yang, XB Huang, V Barrioz, S Monir, S Irvine, G Kartopu (2012) ’CFD Modelling of Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Thin Film Coating with Inline AP-MOCVD’, Applied Mechanics and Materials 217, 1265-1273

PR Chalker, PA Marshall, S Romani, JW Roberts, SJC Irvine, DA Lamb, AJ Clayton, PA Williams (2012) ‘Atomic layer deposition of Ga-doped ZnO transparent conducting oxide substrates for CdTe-based photovoltaics’, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films 31 (1)

V Barrioz, G Kartopu, SJC Irvine, S Monir, X Yang (2012) ’Material utilisation when depositing CdTe layers by inline AP-MOCVD’, Journal of Crystal Growth 354 (1), 81-85

RE Treharne, K Hutchings, DA Lamb, SJC Irvine, D Lane, K Durose (2012) ‘Combinatorial optimization of Al-doped ZnO films for thin-film photovoltaics’, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 45 (33), 335102

G Kartopu, AJ Clayton, WSM Brooks, SD Hodgson, V Barrioz, A Maertens, DA Lamb, SJC Irvine (2012) ‘Effect of window layer composition in Cd1− xZnxS/CdTe solar cells’, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications

SD Hodgson, WSM Brooks, AJ Clayton, G Kartopu, V Barrioz, SJC Irvine (2012) ‘Enhancing Blue Photoresponse in CdTe Photovoltaics by Luminescent Down-Shifting using Semiconductor Quantum Dot/PMMA films’, Nano Energy

AJ Clayton, SJC Irvine, EW Jones, G Kartopu, V Barrioz, WSM Brooks (2012) ‘MOCVD of Cd(1− x)Zn(x)S/CdTe PV cells using an ultra-thin absorber layer’, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 101, 68-72

WSM Brooks, SJC Irvine, V Barrioz, AJ Clayton (2012) ‘Laser beam induced current measurements of Cd1− xZnxS/CdTe solar cells’, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 101, 26-31

L Danos, T Parel, T Markvart, V Barrioz, WSM Brooks, SJC Irvine (2012) ‘Increased efficiencies on CdTe solar cells via luminescence down-shifting with excitation energy transfer between dyes’, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 98, 486-490

WSM Brooks, SJC Irvine, V Barrioz (2011) ‘High-resolution laser beam induced current measurements on Cd0.9Zn0.1S/CdTe solar cells’, Energy Procedia 10, 232-237

SJC Irvine, DA Lamb, V Barrioz, AJ Clayton, WSM Brooks, S Rugen-Hankey, G Kartopu (2011) ‘The role of transparent conducting oxides in metal organic chemical vapour deposition of CdTe/CdS Photovoltaic solar cells’ , Thin Solid Films 520 (4), 1167-1173

DA Lamb, SJC Irvine (2011) ‘A temperature dependant crystal orientation transition of cadmium oxide films deposited by metal organic chemical vapour deposition’, Journal of Crystal Growth 332 (1), 17-20

AJ Clayton, SJC Irvine, V Barrioz, WSM Brooks, G Zoppi, I Forbes, KD Rogers, DW Lane, K Hutchings, S Roncallo (2011) ‘Metal-organic chemical vapor deposition of ultra-thin photovoltaic devices using a pyrite based p–i–n structure’, Thin Solid Films 519 (21), 7360-7363

AJ Clayton, SJC Irvine (2011) ‘Interpretation of Absolute Laser Reflectance During Optical Monitoring of Polycrystalline GaAs Deposition on Quartz Using Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition’, Journal of Electronic Materials 40 (6), 1437-1443

D Lamb, SJC Irvine (2009) ‘Near infrared transparent conducting cadmium oxide deposited by MOCVD’, Thin Solid Films 518 (4), 1222-1224

YY Proskuryakov, K Durose, JD Major, MK Al Turkestani, V Barrioz, SJC Irvine, EW Jones (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

YY Proskuryakov, K Durose, MK Al Turkestani, I Mora-Sero, G Garcia-Belmonte, F Fabregat-Santiago, J Bisquert, V Barrioz, D Lamb, SJC Irvine, EW Jones (2009) ‘Impedance spectroscopy of thin-film CdTe/CdS solar cells under varied illumination’, Journal of Applied Physics 106 (4), 044507-044507-9

EW Jones, V Barrioz, SJC Irvine, D Lamb (2009) ‘Towards ultra-thin CdTe solar cells using MOCVD’, Thin Solid Films 517 (7), 2226-2230

B Mullin, S Irvine, F Scholz, A Ougazzaden (2008) ‘The 14th International conference on Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitax ICMOVPE-XIV introduction’, Journal of Crystal Growth 310 (23), 4709-4709

SJC Irvine, V Barrioz, D Lamb, EW Jones, RL Rowlands-Jones (2008) ‘MOCVD of thin film photovoltaic solar cells—Next-generation production technology?’, Journal of Crystal Growth 310 (23), 5198-5203

JE Hails, SJC Irvine, DJ Cole-Hamilton, J Giess, MR Houlton, A Graham (2008) ‘As Doping in (Hg, Cd) Te: An Alternative Point of View’, Journal of Electronic Materials 37 (9), 1291-1302

RL Rowlands, V Barrioz, EW Jones, SJC Irvine, DA Lamb (2008) ‘The application of a statistical methodology to investigate deposition parameters in CdTe/CdS solar cells grown by MOCVD’, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 19 (7), 639-645

RL Rowlands, SJC Irvine, V Barrioz, EW Jones, DA Lamb (2008) ‘SIMS analysis of intentional in situ arsenic doping in CdS/CdTe solar cells’, Semiconductor Science and Technology 23 (1), 015017

YY Proskuryakov, JD Major, K Durose, V Barrioz, SJC Irvine, EW Jones, D Lamb (2007) ‘Comparative study of trap densities of states in CdTe/CdS solar cells’,  Applied Physics Letters 91 (15), 153505-153505-3

V Barrioz, SJC Irvine, EW Jones, RL Rowlands, DA Lamb (2007) ‘In situ deposition of cadmium chloride films using MOCVD for CdTe solar cells’, Thin solid films 515 (15), 5808-5813

AJ Clayton, SJC Irvine (2007) ‘The kinetics of parasitic growth in GaAs MOVPE’, Journal of crystal growth 300 (2), 277-283

SJC Irvine, A Stafford (2007) ‘PV Solar Energy, Challenges and Opportunities’, Power System Technology-Beijing-31 (20), 82

V Barrioz, YY Proskuryakov, EW Jones, JD Major, SJC Irvine, K Durose, DA Lamb (2007) ‘Highly arsenic doped CdTe layers for the back contacts of CdTe solar cells’, MRS Proceedings 1012, 1012-Y12-08

G Zoppi, K Durose, SJC Irvine, V Barrioz  (2006) ‘Grain and crystal texture properties of absorber layers in MOCVD-grown CdTe/CdS solar cells’, Semiconductor science and technology 21 (6), 763

SJC Irvine, V Barrioz, A Stafford, K Durose (2005) ‘Materials issues in very thin film CdTe for photovoltaics’, Thin solid films 480, 76-81

DA Lamb, SJC Irvine (2004) ‘Growth properties of thin film ZnO deposited by MOCVD with n-butyl alcohol as the oxygen precursor’, Journal of crystal growth 273 (1), 111-117

DM Ellis, SJC Irvine (2004) ‘MOCVD of highly conductive CdO thin films Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 15 (6), 369-372

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Publications in conference proceedings

Craig Underwood, Dan Lamb, Stuart Irvine, Alex Dyer, Richard Duke, Brian Stewart, Ben Taylor, Simon Fellowes, “Development of Thin-Film Solar Cell (TFSC) Technology for Space: Flight Results from the AlSAT-1N TFSC Payload”, 11th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation (2017)

D. A. Lamb, C. I. Underwood, A. Dyer, J. Hall and S. J. C. Irvine, “First Flight Test of a Thin Film Cadmium Telluride Solar Cell on Cover Glass in Space” PVSAT13 conference proceedings, Bangor, 5th – 7th April (2017)

S. J. C. Irvine, D. A. Lamb, C. I. Underwood and V. Barrioz, “New mechanism in proton irradiated CdTe solar cells revealed by SCAPS modelling” PVSAT13 conference proceedings, Bangor, 5th – 7th April (2017)

D. A. Lamb, S. J. C. Irvine, C. I. Underwood, M. A. Baker, J. Hall and R. Kimber “Preparation of CdTe PV on Ultra-thin Space Cover Glass for Flight Testing on the AlSat-Nano Satellite Mission”, PVSAT-12, 6-8th April (2016) conference proceedings

R.Kimber, D. A. Lamb, S. J. C. Irvine, M. A. Baker, R. Grilli, C. I. Underwood, J. Hall, (2014) “CADMIUM TELLURIDE THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAICS FOR SPACE APPLICATION”, 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, pp.2066-2071

Daniel Ash Lamb, Stuart J.C. Irvine, Andrew James Clayton, Vincent Barrioz, Giray Kartopu,
Mark A. Baker, C.I. Underwood, Rossana Grilli, Rick Kimber, James Hall (2013), HIGH-POWER, LOW-WEIGHT, FLEXIBLE CDTE THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAICS FOR SPACE APPLICATION, 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, pp 546-548.

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E.W. Jones, A.J. Clayton, V. Barrioz, S.J.C. Irvine, G. Kartopu, W.S.M. Brooks, “Incorporation of a CdZnS window layer into ultra-thin CdTe PV cells using MOCVD”, Proc. 7th PVSAT Conf., 6-8 April 2011, Edinburgh, 75-78.

S.D. Hodgson, V. Barrioz, W.S.M. Brooks, A.J. Clayton, G. Kartopu, S.J.C. Irvine, “Effects of luminescent down conversion using core/shell semiconductor quantum dots in poly(methyl, methacrylate) thin films on CdTe photovoltaic cells”, Proc. 7th PVSAT Conf., 6-8 April 2011, Edinburgh, 157-160.

V. Barrioz, A. Clayton, W.S.M. Brooks, X. Yang, S.J.C. Irvine, and S. Rugen-Hankey, (2010), “CdTe devices by AP-MOCVD: evolution from horizontal to inline reactors”, conference proceedings, 25th EU-PVSEC/WCPEC-5, Valencia.

L. Danos, N. Soleimani, F.T. Martins, T. Markvart, A. Clayton, W.S.M. Brooks, V. Barrioz, S.J.C. Irvine. “Increased efficiencies on CdTe solar cells via luminescence down-shifting with efficient excitation energy transfer between dyes”, Proc. 6th PVSAT Conf., 24-26 March 2010, Southampton, 67-70.

A.J. Clayton, S.J.C. Irvine, V. Barrioz, G. Zoppi, I. Forbes, W.S.M. Brooks. “A feasibility study toward ultra-thin PV solar cell devices by MOCVD based on p-i-n structure incorporating pyrite”, Proc. 6th PVSAT Conf., 24-26 March 2010, Southampton, 21-24.

V. Barrioz, W.S.M. Brooks, S.J.C. Irvine, D.A. Lamb, A.J. Clayton, E.W. Jones, “The benefit of CdTe platform devices by MOCVD for systematic improvements in PV performance”, Proc. 6th PVSAT Conf., 24-26 March 2010, Southampton, 13-16.

B. Mullin, S.J.C. Irvine, F. Scholz, A. Ougazzaden (2008) “The 14th International conference on Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitax ICMOVPE-XIV introduction”, JOURNAL OF CRYSTAL GROWTH 310 (23), 4709-4709.

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Conference presentations

D.A. Lamb, Talk title: “Lightweight Solar Cells for Space and UAV’s Applications”, Advanced Engineering, NEC Birmingham, 03rd November 2016

D.A. Lamb, Talk title: “Solar Cells in Space”, British Science Festival, Swansea University, Sept 09th 2016

D.A. Lamb, Talk title: “Solar Cells and Their Applications in Space” The 58th London International Youth Science Forum, Imperial College London, 08th August 2016

D.A. Lamb, Talk title: “Preparation of CdTe PV on Ultra-thin Space Cover Glass for Flight Testing on the AlSat-Nano Satellite Mission”, PVSAT-12, 6-8th April (2016)

D.A. Lamb, Talk title: “TCO’s and space applications” CDT-TCO workshop, 11th November 2015, the University of Liverpool, invited talk

A.J. Clayton, Talk title “Incorporation of a CdZnS window layer into ultra-thin CdTe PV cells using MOCVD”, Proc. 7th PVSAT Conf. 7th April 2011, Edinburgh.

V. Barrioz, Talk title: “Thin Film PV Research – Activity in Wales”, Green Photonics Conference, Cardiff, 19th October 2010.

D.A. Lamb, Talk title: “Physical Properties of Thin Film Cadmium Oxide Deposited by MOCVD” Research Seminar at OpTIC Glyndwr, 13th October, 2010.

V. Barrioz, Poster title: “CdTe devices by AP-MOCVD: evolution from horizontal to inline reactors”, 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Valencia, 6th-10th September 2010.

A.J. Clayton, Talk title “MOCVD of ultra-thin PV devices using a CdTe-based structure with an FeSx intermediate absorber layer”, Young Scientist Symposium, 29th June 2010.

A.J. Clayton, Talk title: “Pyrite as an i-layer for thin film CdTe solar cell devices based on a p-i-n structure”, Research Seminar at OpTIC Glyndwr, 22nd June 2010.

A.J. Clayton, Talk title “A feasibility study towards obtaining ultra-thin PV solar cells by MOCVD on a p-i-n structure”, Proc. 6th PVSAT Conf. 25th March 2010, Southampton.

V. Barrioz, Talk title “The benefit of CdTe platform devices by MOCVD for systematic improvements in PV performance”, Proc. 6th PVSAT Conf. 24th March 2010, Southampton.

V. Barrioz, D.A. Lamb, E.W. Jones and S.J.C. Irvine, “ Suitability of Atmospheric-Pressure MOCVD CdTe Solar Cells for Inline Production Scale”, Invited Talk, MRS Spring meeting, Symposium M, 13-17 April 2009 (invited talk – referred conference paper).

V. Barrioz, “From materials Science to PV module technology”, 1st LCRI conference, Cardiff, 26th -27th November 2009.

A. J. Clayton, S. J. C. Irvine and V. Barrioz, “Stoichiometry of Pyrite (FeS2) by MOCVD using an atmospheric horizontal quartz tube reactor”, Proc. 5th PVSAT Conf., Wrexham, UK, June 2009.

D. Lamb, E.W. Jones, V. Barrioz and S.J.C. Irvine, “Ultra-thin Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaics with a Cadmium Oxide TCO”, Proceedings of the 5th PV SAT conference, 1-3 April 2009, Wrexham, UK, 135-137.