Bram Hoex

Deputy Head of School (Research)
Professor

Professor Bram Hoex completed a MSc degree and PhD degree in Applied Physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands. His PhD work on functional thin films for high-efficiency solar cells was recognised by both the SolarWorld “Junior Einstein” and Leverhulme “Technology Transfer” awards. After completing his PhD degree in 2008, he joined the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) as head of the Photovoltaic Characterization group. From 2012 to the end of 2014 he was Director of the Silicon Materials and Solar Cells Cluster as well as group leader Monocrystalline Silicon Wafer Solar Cells. In 2015 he joined the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE) at UNSW Australia where he currently is Deputy Head of School (Research) and Director, International Strategy. His research group focusses on the development and characterization of high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells, typically working in close collaboration with equipment and solar cell manufacturers to ensure rapid transfer to the PV industry. Currently, he focusses on development and commercialization of high-efficiency device architectures that capitalise on the UNSW advanced hydrogenation technique. He is best known for his groundbreaking work on aluminium oxide for crystalline silicon surface passivation which is now the de facto standard for industrial PERC solar cells. He also pioneered the application of atomic layer deposition for silicon wafer solar cell manufacturing. During his career, he has raised over A$ 50 million in competitive research funding of which A$ 16 million as Lead Investigator. He has published over 140 journal and conference papers which have been cited over 5,000 times to date. In 2016 he was awarded the mid-career “IEEE PVSC Young Professional Award” for his significant contributions and his potential as a future leader in the field of photovoltaics and in 2018 he was selected as one of the "Solar 40 under 40" by Renewable Energy World.

Specialties: High-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells, solar energy, surface passivation, advanced characterisation of photovoltaic devices and materials.

Journal articles
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Duan L; Hoex B; Uddin A, 2021, 'Progress in Semitransparent Organic Solar Cells', Solar RRL, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/solr.202100041
2021
Scardera G; Wang S; Zhang Y; Khan MU; Zou S; Zhang D; Davidsen RS; Hansen O; Mai L; Payne DNR; Hoex B; Abbott MD, 2021, 'On the Enhanced Phosphorus Doping of Nanotextured Black Silicon', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 11, pp. 298 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.3047420
2021
Varshney U; Kim M; Khan MU; Hamer P; Chan C; Abbott M; Hoex B, 2021, 'Impact of Substrate Thickness on the Degradation in Multicrystalline Silicon', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 11, pp. 65 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.3038412
2021
Varshney U; Chan C; Hoex B; Hallam B; Hamer P; Ciesla A; Chen D; Liu S; Sen C; Samadi A; Abbott M, 2020, 'Controlling Light- And Elevated-Temperature-Induced Degradation with Thin Film Barrier Layers', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 10, pp. 19 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2945199
2020
Halilov S; Belayneh ML; Hossain MA; Abdallah AA; Hoex B; Rashkeev SN, 2020, 'Optimized Ni1−xAlxO hole transport layer for silicon solar cells', RSC Adv., vol. 10, pp. 22377 - 22386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/D0RA02982C
2020
Poduval GK; Duan L; Hossain MA; Sang B; Zhang Y; Zou Y; Uddin A; Hoex B, 2020, 'High-Efficiency Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells Enabled by Atomic Layer Deposited Zirconium-Doped Zinc Oxide', Solar RRL, vol. 4, pp. 2000241 - 2000241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/solr.202000241
2020
Li J; Pan T; Wang J; Cao S; Lin Y; Hoex B; Ma Z; Lu L; Yang L; Sun B; Li D, 2020, 'Bilayer MoOX/CrOXPassivating Contact Targeting Highly Stable Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 12, pp. 36778 - 36786, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c09877
2020
Madumelu C; Wright B; Soeriyadi A; Wright M; Chen D; Hoex B; Hallam B, 2020, 'Investigation of light-induced degradation in N-Type silicon heterojunction solar cells during illuminated annealing at elevated temperatures', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2020.110752
2020
Zhang Y; Kong C; Davidsen RS; Scardera G; Duan L; Khoo KT; Payne DNR; Hoex B; Abbott M, 2020, '3D characterisation using plasma FIB-SEM: A large-area tomography technique for complex surfaces like black silicon', Ultramicroscopy, vol. 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultramic.2020.113084
2020
Duan L; Sang B; He M; Zhang Y; Hossain MA; Rahaman MH; Wei Q; Zou Y; Uddin A; Hoex B, 2020, 'Interface Modification Enabled by Atomic Layer Deposited Ultra-Thin Titanium Oxide for High-Efficiency and Semitransparent Organic Solar Cells', Solar RRL, vol. 4, pp. 2000497 - 2000497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/solr.202000497
2020
Hossain MA; Khoo KT; Cui X; Poduval GK; Zhang T; Li X; Li WM; Hoex B, 2020, 'Atomic layer deposition enabling higher efficiency solar cells: A review', Nano Materials Science, vol. 2, pp. 204 - 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoms.2019.10.001
2020
Bonilla RS; Hoex B; Wilshaw PR, 2020, 'Special issue: Surface and interface passivation in crystalline silicon solar cells', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2020.110580
2020
Hoex B, 2020, '(Invited) ALD Enabling High-Efficiency Solar Cells', ECS Meeting Abstracts, vol. MA2020-02, pp. 1669 - 1669, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/ma2020-02231669mtgabs
2020
Varshney U; Abbott M; Ciesla A; Chen D; Liu S; Sen C; Kim M; Wenham S; Hoex B; Chan C, 2019, 'Evaluating the Impact of SiNx Thickness on Lifetime Degradation in Silicon', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 9, pp. 601 - 607, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2896671
2019
Cui X; Sun K; Huang J; Yun JS; Lee CY; Yan C; Sun H; Zhang Y; Xue C; Eder K; Yang L; Cairney JM; Seidel J; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Green M; Hoex B; Hao X, 2019, 'Cd-Free Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell with an efficiency greater than 10% enabled by Al2O3 passivation layers', Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 12, pp. 2751 - 2764, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9ee01726g
2019
Huang ZG; Gao K; Wang XG; Xu C; Song XM; Shi LX; Zhang Y; Hoex B; Shen WZ, 2019, 'Large-area MACE Si nano-inverted-pyramids for PERC solar cell application', Solar Energy, vol. 188, pp. 300 - 304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.06.015
2019
Krishnan C; Mercier T; Rahman T; Piana G; Brossard M; Yagafarov T; To A; Pollard ME; Shaw P; Bagnall DM; Hoex B; Boden SA; Lagoudakis PG; Charlton MDB, 2019, 'Efficient light harvesting in hybrid quantum dot-interdigitated back contact solar cells: Via resonant energy transfer and luminescent downshifting', Nanoscale, vol. 11, pp. 18837 - 18844, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9nr04003j
2019
He J; Hossain MA; Lin H; Wang W; Karuturi SK; Hoex B; Ye J; Gao P; Bullock J; Wan Y, 2019, '15% Efficiency Ultrathin Silicon Solar Cells with Fluorine-Doped Titanium Oxide and Chemically Tailored Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):Poly(styrenesulfonate) as Asymmetric Heterocontact', ACS Nano, vol. 13, pp. 6356 - 6362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.9b01754
2019
Cui X; Sun K; Huang J; Lee CY; Yan C; Sun H; Zhang Y; Liu F; Hossain MA; Zakaria Y; Wong LH; Green M; Hoex B; Hao X, 2018, 'Enhanced Heterojunction Interface Quality to Achieve 9.3% Efficient Cd-Free Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells Using Atomic Layer Deposition ZnSnO Buffer Layer', Chemistry of Materials, vol. 30, pp. 7860 - 7871, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b03398
2018
Zhang T; Lee CY; Gong B; Lim S; Wenham S; Hoex B, 2018, 'In situ x-ray photoelectron emission analysis of the thermal stability of atomic layer deposited WOx as hole-selective contacts for Si solar cells', Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films, vol. 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.5020339
2018
Lee CY; Wang S; Cui X; Zhang T; Deng R; Khoo KT; Hoex B, 2018, 'Improving the Silicon Surface Passivation by Aluminum Oxide Grown Using a Non-Pyrophoric Aluminum Precursor', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201800156
2018
Lee CY; Deng S; Zhang T; Cui X; Khoo KT; Kim K; Hoex B, 2018, 'Evaluating the impact of thermal annealing on c -Si/Al2O3 interface: Correlating electronic properties to infrared absorption', AIP Advances, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5036738
2018
Zhang T; Lee CY; Wan Y; Lim S; Hoex B, 2018, 'Investigation of the thermal stability of MoOx as hole-selective contacts for Si solar cells', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5041774
2018
Rahman T; To A; Pollard ME; Grant NE; Colwell J; Payne DNR; Murphy JD; Bagnall DM; Hoex B; Boden SA, 2018, 'Minimising bulk lifetime degradation during the processing of interdigitated back contact silicon solar cells', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 26, pp. 38 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.2928
2018
Zhang T; Hossain MA; Lee C-Y; Zakaria Y; Abdallah AA; Hoex B, 2018, 'Atomic layer deposited ZnxNi1−xO: A thermally stable hole selective contact for silicon solar cells', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 113, pp. 262102 - 262102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5056223
2018
To A; Hoex B, 2017, 'Extracting dielectric fixed charge density on highly doped crystalline-silicon surfaces using photoconductance measurements', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5010160
2017
Li M; Ma FJ; Peters IM; Shetty KD; Aberle AG; Hoex B; Samudra GS, 2017, 'Numerical Simulation of Doping Process by BBr3 Tube Diffusion for Industrial n -Type Silicon Wafer Solar Cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 7, pp. 755 - 762, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2017.2679342
2017
To A; Ma F; Hoex B, 2017, 'Improved understanding of the recombination rate at inverted p+ silicon surfaces', Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.7567/JJAP.56.08MB05
2017
Hallam B; Chen D; Kim M; Stefani B; Hoex B; Abbott M; Wenham S, 2017, 'The role of hydrogenation and gettering in enhancing the efficiency of next-generation Si solar cells: An industrial perspective', Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science, vol. 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssa.201700305
2017
Bonilla RS; Hoex B; Hamer P; Wilshaw PR, 2017, 'Dielectric surface passivation for silicon solar cells: A review', Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science, vol. 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssa.201700293
2017
To A; Tahir S; Garavaglia A; Li WM; Li X; Hoex B, 2017, 'The Effect of Bifacial AlOx Deposition on PERC Solar Cell Performance', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 7, pp. 1528 - 1538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2017.2745699
2017
Li H; Kim K; Hallam B; Hoex B; Wenham S; Abbott M, 2017, 'POCl3 diffusion for industrial Si solar cell emitter formation', Frontiers in Energy, vol. 11, pp. 42 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11708-016-0433-7
2017
Tong J; To A; Lennon A; Hoex B, 2017, 'Unintentional consequences of dual mode plasma reactors: Implications for upscaling lab-record silicon surface passivation by silicon nitride', Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.7567/JJAP.56.08MB12
2017
Lee CY; Aziz MIA; Wenham S; Hoex B, 2017, 'Characterisation of thermal annealed WO x on p-type silicon for hole-selective contacts', Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.7567/JJAP.56.08MA08
2017
Shen W; Hoex B, 2017, 'Special issue: Technologies for future high-efficiency industrial silicon wafer solar cells', Frontiers in Energy, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11708-016-0436-4
2017
Payne DNR; Chan CE; Hallam BJ; Hoex B; Abbott MD; Wenham SR; Bagnall DM, 2016, 'Rapid passivation of carrier-induced defects in p-type multi-crystalline silicon', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 158, pp. 102 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2016.05.022
2016
Payne DNR; Chan CE; Hallam BJ; Hoex B; Abbott MD; Wenham SR; Bagnall DM, 2016, 'Acceleration and mitigation of carrier-induced degradation in p-type multi-crystalline silicon', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 10, pp. 237 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201510437
2016
Han J; Abbott MD; Hamer PG; Hoex B; Wang L; Lochtefeld A; Barnett AM, 2016, 'Ultrathin Silicon Solar Cell Loss Analysis', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 6, pp. 1160 - 1166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2590949
2016
Meng L; Ma FJ; Wong J; Hoex B; Bhatia CS, 2015, 'Extraction of surface recombination velocity at highly doped silicon surfaces using electron-beam-induced current', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 5, pp. 263 - 268, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2361025
2015
Chen J; Deckers J; Choulat P; Kuzma-Filipek I; Aleman M; De Castro AU; Du ZR; Duerinckx F; Hoex B; Szlufcik J; Poortmans J; Aberle AG, 2015, 'Investigation of laser ablation on boron emitters for n-type rear-junction PERT type silicon wafer solar cells', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 23, pp. 1706 - 1714, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.2604
2015
Basu PK; Law F; Vinodh S; Kumar A; Richter P; Bottari F; Hoex B, 2015, '0.4% absolute efficiency increase for inline-diffused screen-printed multicrystalline silicon wafer solar cells by non-acidic deep emitter etch-back', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 137, pp. 193 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2015.02.004
2015
Wong J; Duttagupta S; Stangl R; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2015, 'A systematic loss analysis method for rear-passivated silicon solar cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 5, pp. 619 - 626, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2388071
2015
Liao B; Hoex B; Shetty KD; Basu PK; Bhatia CS, 2015, 'Passivation of Boron-Doped Industrial Silicon Emitters by Thermal Atomic Layer Deposited Titanium Oxide', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 5, pp. 1062 - 1066, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2015.2434596
2015
Duttagupta S; Hameiri Z; Grosse T; Landgraf D; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2015, 'Dielectric Charge Tailoring in PECVD SiOx/SiNx Stacks and Application at the Rear of Al Local Back Surface Field Si Wafer Solar Cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 5, pp. 1014 - 1019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2015.2419132
2015
Nandakumar N; Dielissen B; Garcia-Alonso D; Liu Z; Gortzen R; Kessels WMME; Aberle AG; Hoex B, 2015, 'Resistive Intrinsic ZnO Films Deposited by Ultrafast Spatial ALD for PV Applications', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 5, pp. 1462 - 1469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2015.2438644
2015
Chen J; Deckers J; Choulat P; Kuzma-Filipek I; Aleman M; Uruena De Castro A; Du ZR; Duerinckx F; Hoex B; Szlufcik J; Poortmans J; Aberle AG, 2015, 'Investigation of laser ablation on boron emitters for n-type rear-junction PERT type silicon wafer solar cells', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.2604
2015
Chen J; Du ZR; Ma F-J; Lin F; Sarangi D; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2015, 'Accurate extraction of the series resistance of aluminum local back surface field silicon wafer solar cells', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 133, pp. 113 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2014.10.003
2015
Shugmugam V; Khanna A; Basu PK; Zhang Y; Chen C; Stassen AF; Boreland MB; Mueller T; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2014, 'Electrical and Microstructural Analysis of Contact Formation on Lightly Doped Phosphorus Emitters Using Thick-Film Ag Screen Printing Pastes', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 4, pp. 168 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2013.2291313
2014
Meng L; Ma F; Wong J; Hoex B; Bhatia CS, 2014, 'Extraction of Surface Recombination Velocity at Highly Doped Silicon Surfaces Using Electron-Beam-Induced Current', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2361025
2014
Lin K; Hongwei L; Szu Cheng L; Sha H; Hoex B; Chua SJ; Wei SX, 2014, 'A novel approach to investigate bulk carrier lifetime using low frequency fluctuation noise measurement', Semiconductor Science and Technology, vol. 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0268-1242/29/12/125005
2014
Liu Z; Sahraei N; Hoex B; Aberle AG; Peters IM, 2014, 'Optical Modeling of Alkaline Saw-Damage-Etched Rear Surfaces of Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2349657
2014
Duttagupta S; Lin F; Wilson M; Boreland MB; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2014, 'Extremely low surface recombination velocities on low-resistivity n-type and p-type crystalline silicon using dynamically deposited remote plasma silicon nitride films', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 22, pp. 641 - 647, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.2320
2014
Virasawmy S; Widenborg PI; Palina N; Ke C; Wong J; Varlamov S; Tay AAO; Hoex B, 2014, 'Laser Chemical Processing of n-Type Emitters for Solid-Phase Crystallized Polysilicon Thin-Film Solar Cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2349654
2014
Heinrich M; Kluska S; Binder S; Hameiri Z; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2014, 'Accurate potential drop sheet resistance measurements of laser-doped areas in semiconductors', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 116, pp. 134505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4895584
2014
Virasawmy S; Widenborg PI; Palina N; Ke C; Wong J; Varlamov S; Tay AAO; Hoex B, 2014, 'Laser chemical processing of n-type emitters for solid-phase crystallized polysilicon thin-film solar cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 4, pp. 1445 - 1451, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2349654
2014
Ma FJ; Duttagupta S; Shetty KD; Meng L; Samudra GS; Hoex B; Peters IM, 2014, 'Two-dimensional numerical simulation of boron diffusion for pyramidally textured silicon', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4901242
2014
Liu X; Coxon PR; Peters M; Hoex B; Cole JM; Fray DJ, 2014, 'Black silicon: Fabrication methods, properties and solar energy applications', Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 7, pp. 3223 - 3263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ee01152j
2014
Liu Z; Sahraei N; Hoex B; Aberle AG; Peters IM, 2014, 'Optical modeling of alkaline saw-damage-etched rear surfaces of monocrystalline silicon solar cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 4, pp. 1436 - 1444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2349657
2014
Duttagupta S; Ma FJ; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2014, 'Excellent surface passivation of heavily doped p+ silicon by low-temperature plasma-deposited SiOx/SiNy dielectric stacks with optimised antireflective performance for solar cell application', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 120, pp. 204 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2013.09.004
2014
Ma FJ; Liu H; Liao B; Chen J; Du Z; Samudra GS; Aberle AG; Hoex B; Peters IM, 2014, 'Impact of Auger recombination parameterisations on predicting silicon wafer solar cell performance', Journal of Computational Electronics, vol. 13, pp. 647 - 656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10825-014-0583-y
2014
Liao B; Hoex B; Aberle AG; Chi D; Bhatia CS, 2014, 'Excellent c-Si surface passivation by low- Temperature atomic layer deposited titanium oxide', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4885096
2014
Liu L; Wang X; Lennon A; Hoex B, 2014, 'Geometric confinement of directly deposited features on hydrophilic rough surfaces using a sacrificial layer', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 49, pp. 4363 - 4370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-014-8135-1
2014
Heinrich M; Kluska S; Hameiri Z; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2013, 'Extracting physical properties of arbitrarily shaped laser-doped micro-scale areas in semiconductors', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 103, pp. 262103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4856796
2013
Kumar A; Dalapati GK; Hidayat H; Law F; Tan HR; Widenborg PI; Hoex B; Tan CC; Chi DZ; Aberle AG, 2013, 'Integration of β-FeSi2 with poly-Si on glass for thin-film photovoltaic applications', RSC Advances, vol. 3, pp. 7733 - 7738, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ra41156g
2013
Chen J; Tey ZHJ; Du ZR; Lin F; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2013, 'Investigation of screen-printed rear contacts for aluminum local back surface field silicon wafer solar cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 3, pp. 690 - 696, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2013.2239701
2013
Lin F; Hoex B; Koh YH; Lin J; Aberle AG, 2013, 'Low-temperature surface passivation of moderately doped crystalline silicon by atomic-layer-deposited hafnium oxide films', ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.026301jss
2013
Law F; Hidayat H; Kumar A; Widenborg P; Luther J; Hoex B, 2013, 'On the transient amorphous silicon structures during solid phase crystallization', Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 363, pp. 172 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2012.12.034
2013
Virasawmy S; Palina N; Widenborg PI; Kumar A; Dalapati GK; Tan HR; Tay AAO; Hoex B, 2013, 'Direct laser doping of poly-silicon thin films via laser chemical processing', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 3, pp. 1259 - 1264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2013.2278662
2013
Duttagupta S; Lin F; Shetty KD; Aberle AG; Hoex B, 2013, 'Excellent boron emitter passivation for high-efficiency Si wafer solar cells using AlOx/SiNx dielectric stacks deposited in an industrial inline plasma reactor', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 21, pp. 760 - 764, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.1259
2013
Liao B; Stangl R; Mueller T; Lin F; Bhatia CS; Hoex B, 2013, 'The effect of light soaking on crystalline silicon surface passivation by atomic layer deposited Al2O3', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4775595
2013
Law F; Widenborg PI; Luther J; Hoex B, 2013, 'Medium range order engineering in amorphous silicon thin films for solid phase crystallization', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4807166
2013
Law F; Yi Y; Hidayat ; Widenborg PI; Luther J; Hoex B, 2013, 'Identification of geometrically necessary dislocations in solid phase crystallized poly-Si', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4816563
2013
Liao B; Stangl R; Ma F-J; Hameiri Z; Mueller T; Chi D; Aberle AG; Bhatia CS; Hoex B, 2013, 'Deposition temperature independent excellent passivation of highly boron doped silicon emitters by thermal atomic layer deposited Al2O3', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 114, pp. 094505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4819970
2013
Hoex B; Bosman M; Nandakumar N; Kessels WMM, 2013, 'Silicon surface passivation by aluminium oxide studied with electron energy loss spectroscopy', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 7, pp. 937 - 941, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201308081
2013
Liao B; Stangl R; Ma F; Mueller T; Lin F; Aberle AG; Bhatia CS; Hoex B, 2013, 'Excellent c-Si surface passivation by thermal atomic layer deposited aluminum oxide after industrial firing activation', Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/46/38/385102
2013
Siah SC; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2013, 'Accurate characterization of thin films on rough surfaces by spectroscopic ellipsometry', Thin Solid Films, vol. 545, pp. 451 - 457, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2013.07.067
2013
Khanna A; Mueller T; Stangl RA; Hoex B; Basu PK; Aberle AG, 2013, 'A fill factor loss analysis method for silicon wafer solar cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 3, pp. 1170 - 1177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2013.2270348
2013
Liu L; Lin F; Heinrich M; Aberle AG; Hoex B, 2013, 'Unexpectedly high etching rate of highly doped n-type crystalline silicon in hydrofluoric acid', ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.026309jss
2013
Duttagupta S; Ma F-J; Lin SF; Mueller T; Aberle AG; Hoex B, 2013, 'Progress in Surface Passivation of Heavily Doped n-Type and p-Type Silicon by Plasma-Deposited AlOx/SiNx Dielectric Stacks', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 3, pp. 1163 - 1169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2013.2270350
2013
Aberle AG; Boreland MB; Hoex B; Mueller T, 2012, 'Review industrial silicon wafer solar cells-Status and trends', Green, vol. 2, pp. 135 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/green-2012-0007
2012
Du ZR; Palina N; Chen J; Aberle AG; Hoex B; Hong MH, 2012, 'Enhancement of laser-induced rear surface spallation by pyramid textured structures on silicon wafer solar cells.', Opt Express, vol. 20, pp. A984 - A990, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23326846
2012
Lin F; Duttagupta S; Shetty KD; Boreland M; Aberle AG; Hoex B, 2012, 'Excellent passivation of p + silicon surfaces by inline plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposited SiO x/AlO x stacks', Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1143/JJAP.51.10NA17
2012
Hoex B; van de Sanden MCM; Schmidt J; Brendel R; Kessels WMM, 2012, 'Surface passivation of phosphorus-diffused n +-type emitters by plasma-assisted atomic-layer deposited Al 2O 3', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 6, pp. 4 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201105445
2012
Peters M; Ma F-J; Guo S; Hoex B; Blaesi B; Glunz S; Aberle A; Luther J, 2012, 'Advanced modelling of silicon wafer solar cells', Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1143/JJAP.51.10NA06
2012
Ma FJ; Samudra GG; Peters M; Aberle AG; Werner F; Schmidt J; Hoex B, 2012, 'Advanced modeling of the effective minority carrier lifetime of passivated crystalline silicon wafers', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4749572
2012
Peloso MP; Palina N; Banas K; Banas A; Hidayat H; Hoex B; Breese MBH; Aberle AG, 2012, 'Investigation of defect luminescence from multicrystalline Si wafer solar cells using X-ray fluorescence and luminescence imaging', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 6, pp. 460 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201206412
2012
Law F; Hoex B; Wang J; Luther J; Sharma K; Creatore M; Van De Sanden MCM, 2012, 'Kinetic study of solid phase crystallisation of expanding thermal plasma deposited a-Si:H', Thin Solid Films, vol. 520, pp. 5820 - 5825, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2012.04.056
2012
Basu PK; Shetty KD; Vinodh S; Sarangi D; Palina N; Duttagupta S; Lin F; Du Z; Chen J; Hoex B; Boreland MB; Aberle AG, 2012, '19% efficient inline-diffused large-area screen-printed Al-LBSF silicon wafer solar cells', Energy Procedia, vol. 27, pp. 444 - 448, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.07.091
2012
Du ZR; Palina N; Chen J; Aberle AG; Hoex B; Hong MH, 2012, 'Enhancement of laser-induced rear surface spallation by pyramid textured structures on silicon wafer solar cells', Optics Express, vol. 20, pp. A984 - A990, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.00A984
2012
Peloso MP; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2011, 'Polarization analysis of luminescence for the characterization of silicon wafer solar cells', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3584857
2011
He S; Wong J; Inn D; Hoex B; Aberle AG; Sproul AB, 2010, 'Influences of oxygen contamination on evaporated poly-Si thin-film solar cells by solid-phase epitaxy', Thin Solid Films, vol. 518, pp. 4351 - 4355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2010.01.017
2010
Bock R; Schmidt J; Mau S; Hoex B; Brendel R, 2010, 'The ALU+ concept: N-type silicon solar cells with surface-passivated screen-printed aluminum-alloyed rear emitter', IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 57, pp. 1966 - 1971, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TED.2010.2050953
2010
Gielis JJH; Hoex B; van den Oever PJ; van de Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM, 2009, 'Silicon surface passivation by hot-wire CVD Si thin films studied by in situ surface spectroscopy', Thin Solid Films, vol. 517, pp. 3456 - 3460, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2009.01.076
2009
He S; Hoex B; Inns D; Brazil IC; Widenborg P; Aberle AG, 2009, 'Crystal quality improvement of solid-phase crystallized evaporated silicon films by in-situ densification anneal', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 93, pp. 1116 - 1119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2009.01.012
2009
Dingemans G; Engelhart P; Seguin R; Einsele F; Hoex B; Van De Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM, 2009, 'Stability of Al2O3 and Al2O3/a- SiNx:H stacks for surface passivation of crystalline silicon', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3264572
2009
Hoex B; Gielis JJH; Van De Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM, 2008, 'On the c-Si surface passivation mechanism by the negative-charge-dielectric Al2 O3', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3021091
2008
Benick J; Hoex B; Van De Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM; Schultz O; Glunz SW, 2008, 'High efficiency n-type Si solar cells on Al2O 3-passivated boron emitters', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2945287
2008
Gielis JJH; Van Den Oever PJ; Hoex B; Van De Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM, 2008, 'Real-time study of a-Si:H/c-Si heterointerface formation and epitaxial Si growth by spectroscopic ellipsometry, infrared spectroscopy, and second-harmonic generation', Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.77.205329
2008
Hoex B; Schmidt J; Pohl P; Van De Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM, 2008, 'Silicon surface passivation by atomic layer deposited Al2 O 3', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2963707
2008
Schmidt J; Merkle A; Brendel R; Hoex B; Van De Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM, 2008, 'Surface passivation of high-efficiency silicon solar cells by atomic-layer-deposited Al2O3', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 16, pp. 461 - 466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.823
2008
Gielis JJH; Hoex B; Van De Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM, 2008, 'Negative charge and charging dynamics in Al2O3 films on Si characterized by second-harmonic generation', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2985906
2008
Hoang J; Van TT; Sawkar-Mathur M; Hoex B; Van De Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM; Ostroumov R; Wang KL; Bargar JR; Chang JP, 2007, 'Optical properties of Y2O3 thin films doped with spatially controlled Er3+ by atomic layer deposition', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2748629
2007
Hoex B; Schmidt J; Bock R; Altermatt PP; Van De Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM, 2007, 'Excellent passivation of highly doped p -type Si surfaces by the negative-charge-dielectric Al2 O3', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2784168
2007
Hoex B; Peeters FJJ; Creatore M; Blauw MA; Kessels WMM; Van De Sanden MCM, 2006, 'High-rate plasma-deposited SiO2 films for surface passivation of crystalline silicon', Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films, vol. 24, pp. 1823 - 1830, http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.2232580
2006
Hoex B; Heil SBS; Langereis E; Van De Banden MCM; Kessels WMM, 2006, 'Ultralow surface recombination of c-Si substrates passivated by plasma-assisted atomic layer deposited Al2O3', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2240736
2006
Hoex B; Van Erven AJM; Bosch RCM; Stals WTM; Bijker MD; Van Den Oever PJ; Kessels WMM; Van De Sanden MCM, 2005, 'Industrial high-rate (∼5nm/s) deposited silicon nitride yielding high-quality bulk and surface passivation under optimum anti-reflection coating conditions', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 13, pp. 705 - 712, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.628
2005
Agarwal S; Valipa MS; Hoex B; Van De Sanden MCM; Maroudas D; Aydil ES, 2005, 'Interaction of SiH3 radicals with deuterated (hydrogenated) amorphous silicon surfaces', Surface Science, vol. 598, pp. 35 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2005.09.026
2005
Agarwal S; Hoex B; Van De Banden MCM; Maraudas D; Aydil ES, 2004, 'Hydrogen in Si-Si bond center and platelet-like defect configurations in amorphous hydrogenated silicon', Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, vol. 22, pp. 2719 - 2726, http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.1824191
2004
Aarts IMP; Hoex B; Smets AHM; Engeln R; Kessels WMM; Van de Sanden MCM, 2004, 'Direct and highly sensitive measurement of defect-related absorption in amorphous silicon thin films by cavity ringdown spectroscopy', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 84, pp. 3079 - 3081, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1713047
2004
Agarwal S; Hoex B; Van De Sanden MCM; Maroudas D; Aydil ES, 2003, 'Absolute densities of N and excited N2 in a N2 plasma', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 83, pp. 4918 - 4920, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1630843
2003
LeClair P; Hoex B; Wieldraaijer H; Kohlhepp JT; Swagten HJM; De Jonge WJM, 2001, 'Sign reversal of spin polarization in Co/Ru/Al2O3/Co magnetic tunnel junctions', Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 64, pp. 1004061 - 1004064
2001
LeClair P; Hoex B; Wieldraaijer H; Kohlhepp JT; Swagten HJM; de Jonge WJM, 2001, 'Sign reversal of spin polarization in (formula presented) magnetic tunnel junctions', Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.64.100406
2001
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Varshney U; Li WM; Li X; Chan C; Hoex B, 2020, 'Impact of wafer properties and production processes on the degradation in industrial PERC solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 0803 - 0806, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300760
2020
Halilov S; Belayneh M; Hossain MA; Hoex B; Abdallah A; Rashkeev SN, 2020, 'Graded NixAlyO hole transport layer in silicon solar cells', in 2020 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), pp. 0696 - 0698, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300790
2020
Wang S; Wu X; Ma F; Zhang Y; Scardera G; Payne D; Abbott M; Hoex B, 2020, 'Understanding Field-Effect Passivation of Black Silicon: Modeling Charge Carrier Population Control in Compressed Space Charge Regions', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 0590 - 0594, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300673
2020
Zhang T; Hossain MA; Khoo KT; Lee C; Zakaria Y; Abdallah AA; Hoex B, 2019, 'Atomic Layer Deposited AlxNiyO as Hole Selective Contact for Silicon Solar Cells', in 2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), pp. 2338 - 2341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980522
2019
Cui X; Hao X; Sun K; Huang J; Lee CY; Yan C; Sun H; Zhang Y; Green M; Hoex B, 2019, 'High-efficient Cd-free CZTS solar cells achieved by nanoscale atomic layer deposited aluminium oxide', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, IEEE, pp. 2482 - 2484, presented at 2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 16 June 2019 - 21 June 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980884
2019
Zhang Y; Kong C; Khan MU; Fung TH; Davidsen RS; Hansen O; Scardera G; Abbott MD; Hoex B; Payne DNR, 2019, 'Advanced Characterisation of Black Silicon Surface Topography with 3D PFIB-SEM', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 825 - 828, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980830
2019
Tong J; Ma FJ; Hoex B; Lennon A, 2018, 'Tunnel Oxides Formed by Field-induced Anodization for Silicon Solar Cell Passivation', in 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC, pp. 2078 - 2081, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547979
2018
Cui X; Sun K; Lee CY; Yan C; Sun H; Zhang Y; Liu F; Green M; Hoex B; Hao X, 2018, 'ALD ZnSnO buffer layer for enhancing heterojunction interface quality of CZTS solar cells', in 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC, pp. 1511 - 1513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547988
2018
Sprafke A; Pollard M; Piechulla P; Bagnall D; Hoex B; Conibeer G; Wehrspohn RB, 2018, 'Mie resonators as rearside light trapping structures in planar crystalline silicon solar cells', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, Sentosa Island, Singapore, presented at 2018 OSA Light, Energy and the Environment, Sentosa Island, Singapore, 05 November 2018 - 08 November 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OSE.2018.OT3C.5
2018
Varshney U; Abbott MD; Liu S; Chen D; Kim M; Sen C; Payne DNR; Wenham SR; Hoex B; Chan C, 2018, 'Influence of dielectric passivation layer thickness on LeTID in multicrystalline silicon', in 2018 IEEE 7TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION (WCPEC) (A JOINT CONFERENCE OF 45TH IEEE PVSC, 28TH PVSEC & 34TH EU PVSEC), IEEE, Waikoloa, HI, pp. 0363 - 0367, presented at 7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) / A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC / 28th PVSEC / 34th EU PVSEC, Waikoloa, HI, 10 June 2018 - 15 June 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000469200400086&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Zhang T; Lee CY; Gong B; Hoex B, 2018, 'Thermal stability analysis of WOx and MoOx as hole-selective contacts for Si solar cells using in situ XPS', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5049290
2018
Hoex B; Dielen M; Lei M; Zhang T; Lee CY, 2018, 'Quantifying optical losses of silicon solar cells with carrier selective hole contacts', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5049273
2018
To A; Zhang T; Hoex B; Lennon A, 2018, 'Contact properties of electroless nickel plated contacts on diffused p + silicon surfaces.', in 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC, pp. 1066 - 1072, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547302
2018
Lee CY; Cui X; Zhang T; Deng R; Kim K; Hoex B, 2018, 'Evaluating the Impact of Thermal Annealing on Al 2 O 3 /c-Si Interface Properties by Non-Destructive Measurements', in 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC, pp. 2788 - 2791, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547787
2018
To A; Min Li W; Li X; Hoex B, 2017, 'The effects of bifacial deposition of ALD AlOx on the contact properties of screen-printed contacts for p-type PERC solar cells', in Energy Procedia, pp. 914 - 921, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.291
2017
An X; Teng P; Mehrvarz H; To A; Li H; Johnson C; Hoex B; Barnett A, 2017, 'Empirical and Quokka simulated evidence for enhanced V Oc due to limited junction area for high efficiency silicon solar cells', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366550
2017
Barnett A; Han J; Hoex B; Jiao F; Johnson CM; Wang L; An X; Lochtefeld A, 2016, 'Ultra-thin Silicon Solar Cell for Lightweight Steel Roofs', in Ultra-thin Silicon Solar Cell for Lightweight Steel Roofs, PVSEC-26, Singapore, presented at PVSEC-26, Singapore, 24 October 2016 - 28 October 2016
2016
Liu S; Pollard M; Payne DN; To A; Hoex B; Chan C; Wenham S; Bagnall D, 2016, 'Exploring the Potential and Limitations of Interdigitated Back Contact Solar Cells Using Experimentally Validated Quokka 3-D Simulation', in Egan R; Passey R (ed.), Asia pacific solar research conference, Asia pacific solar research conference, Canberra, presented at Asia pacific solar research conference, Canberra, 29 November 2016 - 01 December 2016
2016
An X; Teng P; Mehrvarz H; To A; Li H; Johnson C; Hoex B; Barnett A, 2016, 'Empirical and Quokka Simulated Evidence for Enhanced VOC due to Limited Junction Area for High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Portland, U.S., pp. 2389 - 2392, presented at 43rd IEEE PVSC, Portland, U.S., 05 June 2016 - 10 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7750069
2016
Han J; Abbott M; Hamer P; Hoex B; Lochtefeld A; Barnett A, 2016, 'Ultra-Thin Silicon Solar Cell: Flexibility, Modeling and Prediction', in 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Munich, Germany, presented at 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Munich, Germany, 20 June 2016 - 24 June 2016
2016
Barnett A; Han J; Hoex B; Jiao F; Johnson CM; Lochtefeld A, 2016, 'Ultra-thin Silicon Solar Cell on Steel for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics', in Ultra-thin Silicon Solar Cell on Steel for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics, SNEC 10th (2016) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, Shanghai, China, presented at SNEC 10th (2016) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, Shanghai, China, 23 May 2016 - 26 May 2016
2016
Li M; Hoex B; Ma F; Devappa Shetty K; Aberle A; Samudra G, 2015, 'Modelling and Characterization of BBr3 Boron Diffusion Process for n-Type Si Wafer Solar Cells', in Proceedings of the 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Hamburg, presented at 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Hamburg, 14 September 2015 - 18 September 2015
2015
Heinrich M; Kraft A; Lieder M; Hoex B; Aberle AG; Glatthaar M, 2015, 'Quantification of Front Side Metallization Area on Silicon Wafer Solar Cells for Background Plating Detection', in Energy Procedia, pp. 717 - 724, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.102
2015
Duttagupta S; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2015, 'Progress with surface passivation of heavily doped n+ silicon by industrial PECVD SiNx films', in 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7356331
2015
Duttagupta S; Base PK; Ma F; Hoex B; Aberle A, 2014, 'Progress with Cost-Effective Surface Passivation of p+ Silicon by PECVD SiNx', in Proceedings of the 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, presented at 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 September 2014 - 26 September 2014
2014
Stangl R; Khanna A; Wong J; Duttagupta S; Ma F; Qiu Z; Hoex B; Aberle A, 2014, 'Accurate Performance Prediction and Loss Analysis of Silicon Solar Cells Considering Nonlinear Recombination', in Proceedings of the 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, presented at 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 September 2014 - 26 September 2014
2014
Nandakumar N; Lin F; Dielissen B; Souren FMM; Gay X; Gortzen R; Duttagupta S; Aberle A; Hoex B, 2014, 'Silicon Surface Passivation by Al2O3 Films Grown by Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition Using Low-Cost Precursors', in Proceedings of the 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France, presented at 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France, 30 September 2014 - 03 October 2014
2014
Chaturvedi P; Hameiri Z; Hoex B, 2014, 'SunsPZ©: Real-time spatially resolved solar cell parameter visualizer', in 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014, 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), pp. 2588 - 2591, presented at 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925460
2014
Ma F; Hameiri Z; Samudra GS; Peters M; Hoex B, 2014, 'Numerical analysis of injection level dependent effective lifetime on 125 mm undiffused lifetime samples', in 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014, pp. 3313 - 3316, presented at 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925643
2014
Duttagupta S; Ma FJ; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2013, 'Extremely low surface recombination velocities on heavily doped planar and textured p+ silicon using low-temperature positively-charged PECVD SiOx/SiNx dielectric stacks with optimised antireflective properties', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1776 - 1780, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744487
2013
Lin F; Nandakumar N; Dielissen B; Gortzen R; Hoex B, 2013, 'Excellent surface passivation of silicon at low cost: Atomic layer deposited aluminium oxide from solar grade TMA', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1268 - 1271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744372
2013
Virasawmy S; Palina N; Chakraborty S; Widenborg PI; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2013, 'Laser chemical processing (LCP) of poly-silicon thin film on glass substrates', in Energy Procedia, pp. 137 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2013.05.050
2013
Hoex B; Bosman M; Nandakumar N; Kessels WMM, 2013, 'C-Si surface passivation by aluminum oxide studied with electron energy loss spectroscopy', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 3333 - 3336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6745164
2013
Ma FJ; Duttagupta S; Peters M; Samudra GS; Aberle AG; Hoex B, 2013, 'Numerical analysis of p+ emitters passivated by a PECVD AlO x/SiNx stack', in Energy Procedia, pp. 124 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2013.07.258
2013
Peters M; Fajun M; Cangming K; Siyu G; Sahraei N; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2013, 'Advanced solar cell modelling', in Energy Procedia, pp. 99 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2013.05.045
2013
Ma FJ; Duttagupta S; Peters M; Samudra GS; Aberle AG; Hoex B, 2013, 'Numerical modelling of silicon p+ emitters passivated by a PECVD AlOx/SiNx stack', in Energy Procedia, pp. 104 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2013.05.046
2013
Duttagupta S; Hoex B; Aberle A, 2013, 'Progress with Industrially-Feasible Excellent Surface Passivation of Heavily-Doped p-Type and n-Type Crystalline Silicon by PECVD SiOx/SiNx with Optimised Antireflective Performance', in Proceedings of the 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France, presented at 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France, 30 September 2013 - 04 October 2013
2013
Du Z; Palina N; Chen J; Hong M; Hoex B, 2012, 'Rear-side contact opening by laser ablation for industrial screen-printed aluminium local back surface field silicon wafer solar cells', in Energy Procedia, pp. 19 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.07.003
2012
Peloso MP; Lew JS; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2012, 'Line-imaging spectroscopy for characterisation of silicon wafer solar cells', in Energy Procedia, pp. 171 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.02.020
2012
Liu L; Du Z; Lin F; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2012, 'Aluminum local back surface field solar cells with inkjet-opened rear dielectric films', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2204 - 2207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6318034
2012
Peters M; Ma F; Guo S; Sahraei N; Walsch TM; Hoex B; Aberle A; Blasi B; Glunz SW, 2012, 'Advanced Modelling of Silicon Solar Cells', in Proceedings of the 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, presented at 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, 24 September 2012 - 28 September 2012
2012
Lin F; Duttagupta S; Aberle A; Hoex B, 2012, 'Excellent Passivation of n+ and p+ Silicon by PECVD SiOx/AlOx Stacks', in Proceedings of the 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, presented at 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, 24 September 2012 - 28 September 2012
2012
Chen J; Du Z; Tey ZHJ; Lin F; Aberle A; Hoex B, 2012, 'Impact of Aluminium Thickness on the Al-Si Alloy Formation of Aluminium Local Back Surface Field Silicon Wafer Solar Cells', in Proceedings of the 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, presented at 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, 24 September 2012 - 28 September 2012
2012
Du Z; Palina N; Chen J; Lin F; Hong MH; Hoex B, 2012, 'Impact of KOH Etching on Laser Damage Removal and Contact Formation for Al Local Back Surface Field Silicon Wafer Solar Cells', in Proceedings of the 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, presented at 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, 24 September 2012 - 28 September 2012
2012
Palina N; Peloso MP; Banas K; Hoex B; Aberle A, 2012, 'Study on Defects in Multicrystalline Silicon Wafer Solar Cells by Electroluminescence Imaging and Synchrotron Radiation Induced X-Ray Emission', in Proceedings of the 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, presented at 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, 24 September 2012 - 28 September 2012
2012
Duttagupta S; Lin F; Shetty KD; Wilson M; Ma FJ; Lin J; Aberle AG; Hoex B, 2012, 'State-of-the-art surface passivation of boron emitters using inline PECVD AlOx/SiNx stacks for industrial high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1036 - 1039, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6317780
2012
Lin F; Hoex B; Koh YH; Lin JJ; Aberle AG, 2012, 'Low-temperature surface passivation of moderately doped crystalline silicon by atomic-layer-deposited hafnium oxide films', in Energy Procedia, pp. 84 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.02.010
2012
Hoex B; Zhang W; Aberle AG, 2012, 'Advanced characterisation of silicon wafer solar cells', in Energy Procedia, pp. 147 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.02.017
2012
Guo S; Ma FJ; Hoex B; Aberle AG; Peters M, 2012, 'Analysing solar cells by circuit modelling', in Energy Procedia, pp. 28 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.07.004
2012
Ma FJ; Hoex B; Samudra GS; Aberle AG, 2012, 'Modelling and simulation of field-effect surface passivation of crystalline silicon-based solar cells', in Energy Procedia, pp. 155 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.02.018
2012
Duttagupta S; Ma F; Hoex B; Mueller T; Aberle AG, 2012, 'Optimised antireflection coatings using silicon nitride on textured silicon surfaces based on measurements and multidimensional modelling', in Energy Procedia, pp. 78 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.02.009
2012
Heinrich M; Hidayat H; Hameiri Z; Hoex B; Aberle A, 2012, 'Dopant profiles of laser-doped multicrystalline silicon wafers from electrochemical capacitance-voltage measurements', in Dopant profiles of laser-doped multicrystalline silicon wafers from electrochemical capacitance-voltage measurements, 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, pp. 1285 - 1288, presented at 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 24 September 2012 - 28 September 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.4229/27thEUPVSEC2012-2AV.6.34
2012
Chen J; Du Z; Hoex B; Tey ZHJ; Aberle AG, 2012, 'Investigation of evaporated rear contacts for Al-LBSF silicon wafer solar cells', in Energy Procedia, pp. 10 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.07.002
2012
Peloso MP; Lew JS; Chaturvedi P; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2012, 'Polarisation analysis of luminescence for the characterisation of defects in silicon wafer solar cells', in Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, pp. 661 - 669, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.1201
2012
Law F; Hoex B; Wang J; Luther J; Sharma K; Creatore M; Van De Sanden MCM, 2011, 'In-situ X-ray diffraction analysis of the crystallisation of a-SI:H films deposited by the expanding thermal plasma technique', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 003026 - 003030, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186582
2011
Siah SC; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2011, 'Accurate characterisation of silicon nitride films on rough silicon surfaces by ellipsometry', in Energy Procedia, pp. 122 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2011.06.112
2011
Aberle AG; Zhang W; Hoex B, 2011, 'Advanced loss analysis method for silicon wafer solar cells', in Energy Procedia, pp. 244 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2011.06.131
2011
Dutta Gupta S; Hoex B; Lin F; Mueller T; Aberle AG, 2011, 'High-quality surface passivation of low-resistivity p-type C-Si by hydrogenated amorphous silicon nitride deposited by industrial-scale microwave PECVD', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 001421 - 001423, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186223
2011
Peloso MP; Chaturvedi P; Würfel P; Hoex B; Aberle AG, 2010, 'Observations on the spectral characteristics of defect luminescence of silicon wafer solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2714 - 2717, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2010.5616880
2010
Benick J; Hoex B; Dingemans G; Kessels WMM; Richter A; Hermle M; Glunz S, 2009, 'High-Efficiency n-Type Silicon Solar Cells with Front Side Boron Emitter', in Proceedings of the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Hamburg, Germany, presented at 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 21 September 2009 - 25 September 2009
2009
Dingemans G; Engelhart P; Seguin R; Hoex B; Van De Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM, 2009, 'Firing stability of atomic layer deposited Al2O3 for c-Si surface passivation', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 000705 - 000708, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411187
2009
Bock R; Schmidt J; Mau S; Hoex B; Kessels E; Brendel R, 2009, 'The ALU+ concept: N-type silicon solar cells with surface-passivated screen-printed aluminum-alloyed rear emitter', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 000030 - 000035, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411768
2009
Kessels WMM; Gielis JJH; Hoex B; Terlinden NM; Dingemans G; Verlaan V; Van De Sanden MCM, 2009, 'Electric field induced surface passivation of Si by atomic layer deposited AI2O3 studied by optical second-harmonic generation', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 000427 - 000431, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411651
2009
Schmidt J; Merkle A; Hoex B; Van De Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM; Brendel R, 2008, 'Atomic-layer-deposited aluminum oxide for the surface passivation of high-efficiency silicon solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2008.4922636
2008
Benick J; Hoex B; Schultz O; Glunz SW, 2008, 'Surface passivation of boron diffused emitters for high efficiency solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2008.4922637
2008
Kessels WMM; Hoex B; Van De Sanden MCM, 2008, 'Atomic layer deposition: Prospects for solar cell manufacturing', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2008.4922775
2008
Hoex B; Schmidt J; Van De Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM, 2008, 'Crystalline silicon surface passivation by the negative-charge-dielectric Al2O3', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2008.4922635
2008
Karouta F; Krämer MCJCM; Kwaspen JJM; Grzegorczyk A; Hageman P; Hoex B; Kessels WMM; Klootwijk J; Timmering E; Smit MK, 2008, 'Influence of the structural and compositional properties of PECVD silicon nitride layers on the passivation of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs', in ECS Transactions, pp. 181 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/1.2983174
2008
Schmidt J; Merkle A; Bock R; Altermatt P; Harder NP; Hoex B; Van de Sanden MCM; Kessels WMM; Brendel R, 2008, 'Progress in the Surface Passivation of Silicon Solar Cells', in Proceedings of the 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Valencia, Spain, presented at 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Valencia, Spain, 01 September 2008 - 05 September 2008
2008
Martin I; Hoex B; van de Sanden MCM; Alcubilla González R; Kessels WMM, 2008, 'The Origin of Emitter-Like Recombination for Inverted c-Si Surfaces', in Proceedings of the 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition,, 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Valencia, Spain, presented at 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Valencia, Spain, 01 September 2008 - 05 September 2008
2008
Hoex B; Peeters FJJ; Creatore M; Bijker MD; Kessels WMM; Van De Sanden MCM, 2006, 'Good surface passivation of C-Si by high rate plasma deposited silicon oxide', in Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4, pp. 1134 - 1137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WCPEC.2006.279361
2006
Hoex B; Peeters FJJ; Van Erven AJM; Bijker MD; Kessels WMM; Van De Sanden MCM, 2006, 'High-quality surface passivation obtained by high-rate deposited silicon nitride, silicon dioxide and amorphous silicon using the versatile expanding thermal plasma technique', in Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4, pp. 1036 - 1039, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WCPEC.2006.279296
2006
Kessels WMM; Van Den Oever PJ; Gielis JJH; Hoex B; Van De Sanden MCM, 2006, 'A real-time study of the a-Si:H/c-Si interface formation using ellipsometry, infrared spectroscopy, and second harmonic generation', in Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4, pp. 1616 - 1619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WCPEC.2006.279796
2006
Van Den Oever PJ; Kessels WMM; Hoex B; Bosch RCM; Van Erven AJM; Pennings RLJR; Stals WTM; Bijker MD; Van De Sanden MCM, 2005, 'Plasma properties of a novel commercial plasma source for high-throughput processing of c-Si solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1320 - 1323
2005
Van De Sanden MCM; Creatore M; Blauw MA; Hoefnagels JPM; Hoex B; Van Den Oever PJ; Smets AHM; Schram DC; Kessels WMM, 2005, 'Expanding thermal plasma CVD: Experimental studies of the plasma-surface interaction', in Proceedings - Electrochemical Society, pp. 36 - 48
2005
Kessels WMM; Van Den Oever PJ; Hoex B; Bosch RCM; Van Erven AJM; Bijker MD; Van De Sanden MCM, 2005, 'Controlling the silicon nitride film dENSfTY for ultrahigh-rate deposition of top quality antireflection coatings', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1253 - 1256
2005
Aarts IMP; Hoex B; Gielis JJH; Leewis CM; Smets AHM; Engeln R; Nesládek M; Kessels WMM; Van de Sanden MCM, 2003, 'Thin film cavity ringdown spectroscopy and second harmonic generation on thin a-Si:H films', in Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, pp. 111 - 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/proc-762-a19.8
2003
Conference Posters
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Varshney U; Liu S; Chen D; Kim M; Abbott M; Payne D; Hoex B; Chan C, 2018, 'Influence of dielectric passivation layer thickness on LeTID in multicrystalline silicon', Hawaii, USA, pp. 363 - 367, presented at WCPEC-7, Hawaii, USA, 10 June 2018 - 15 June 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547618
2018
Conference Presentations
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Hallam B; Chen D; Kim M; Vicari Stefani B; Hamer P; Holman Z; Shi J; Abbott MD; Chan CE; Hoex B; Wenham S, 2017, 'The roles of defects, gettering and hydrogenation for next generation silicon solar cells: An industrial perspective', presented at 17th Gettering and Defect Engineering in Semiconductor Technology Conference, George, USA, 01 October 2017 - 06 October 2017
2017
Book Chapters
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Hoex B, 2017, 'Surface Passivation and Emitter Recombination Parameters', in Photovoltaic Solar Energy From Fundamentals to Applications, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 114 - 124, http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111892746X.html
2017
Van De Sanden MCM; Aarts IMP; Hoefnagels JPM; Hoex B; Engeln R; Kessels WMM, 2010, 'Studies into the Growth Mechanism of a-Si:H Using in situ Cavity Ring-Down Techniques', in Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy: Techniques and Applications, pp. 237 - 271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781444308259.ch9
2010

2018, Staff Excellence Award in Research Excellence, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW Sydney.

2018, Listed on the “Solar 40 under 40” list from Renewable Energy World

2018, UNSW Scientia Fellowship, UNSW Sydney.

2017, Arc Postgraduate Council Supervisor Award, UNSW Sydney

2016, IEEE PVSC Young Professional Award, arguably the most prestigious mid-career price in the field of photovoltaics

2014, Shortlisted for “Young Scientist Award 2014”, Singapore

2013, Shortlisted for “Young Scientist Award 2013”, Singapore

2013, Nominated for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review TR35 list for world’s young innovators

2011, “Best Poster Award” in Symposium O at the ICMAT 2011 meeting (co-author)

2011, “Best Poster Award” at the 37th IEEE PVSC meeting (co-author)

2011, Nominated for the MIT Technology Review TR35 list for world’s young innovators

2010, Nominated for the MIT Technology Review TR35 list for world’s young innovators

2008, “Best Poster Award” at the 33rd IEEE PVSC meeting (presenting author)

2008, SolarWorld “Junior Einstein Award” for best international PhD thesis in the field of photovoltaic research

2008, Leverhulme Trust “Technology Transfer Award” of € 70,000 for the successful transfer of technology from academia to industry in the Netherlands

2008, “Best Oral Presentation” Award at the IUMRS-ICEM 2008 meeting, Sydney, Australia

2018 – 2021, Lead Investigator, “Advanced high-efficiency silicon solar cells employing innovative atomic scale engineered surface and contact passivation layers”, ARENA BH008, budget A$ 2.0M.

2018 – 2021, Chief Investigator, “Hydrogenated and Hybrid Heterojunction p-type Silicon PV Cells R&D Project”, ARENA BH007, budget A$ 1.7M plus A$ 0.5M from industry.

2018 - 2021, Chief Investigator, “Integrating industrial black silicon with high efficiency multicrystalline solar cells”, ARENA DP010, budget A$0.5M plus A$ 0.5M from industry.

2018 – 2021, Chief Investigator, “Development of Beyond 20% Efficiency Kesterite (CZTSSe) Solar Cells: win the PV race with sustainable low-cost, low-toxic and stable materials”, ARENA XH004, budget A$ 1.3M.

2018 – 2021, Investigator, “Efficient Adamantine Thin-Film on Silicon Tandem Cells: The Next Step in Commercial Cell Evolution”, ARENA MG020, budget A$ 3.2M.

2017 – 2021, Chief Investigator, “Development and commercialisation of high efficiency silicon solar cell technology”, ARENA 1-A060-extension, budget A$ 2.5M.

2017 – 2020, Chief Investigator, “Advanced manufacturing of solar cells using cutting-edge hydrogenation”, Global Innovation Linkages (Department of Industry, Innovation and Science), budget A$ 1M.

2017 – 2020, Chief Investigator, “Low cost, high efficiency Copper-Zinc-Tin-Sulphide (CZTS) on silicon multi-junction solar cells”, USO028-extension, Budget A$ 1.1M.

2017 – 2020, Chief Investigator, “Overcoming the performance and cost limitations of commercial solar cells”, 1-A060, ARENA-ASI Core Project Funding Partner Contribution (Lerri Solar Technology), budget A$ 1.04M

2017, Chief Investigator, “Dual chamber evaporator”, UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme, budget A$ 150k.

2016 – 2019, Chief Investigator, “Development and commercialisation of UNSW’s advanced hydrogenation (ah) technology”, 1-A060, ARENA-ASI Core Project Funding Partner Contribution (SolarWorld Innovations), budget A$ 1.04M

2016 - 2017, Lead Investigator, “Impact aluminium oxide on screen-printed contacts”, Jiangsu Leadmicro nano-equipment technology, budget A$ 20k.

2016 – 2019, Chief Investigator, “Development and commercialisation of high efficiency silicon solar cell technology”, 1-A060, ARENA-ASI Core Project Funding Partner Contribution (CEC Energy Pt. Ltd.), budget A$ 1.04M

2016 – 2019, Co-Lead Investigator, “Passivated hole contacts for next-generation industrial silicon wafer solar cells”. NPR9-021-2-009, budget A$ 1M.         

2014, Lead Investigator, “Cost-effective silicon wafer solar cells using inkjet-printed front metallisation”, NRF2014EWT-EIRP001-016, budget A$ 1.3M. Industry partner Roth & Rau.

2014, Chief Investigator, “Advanced metallization concepts enabling cost reduction for industrial high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells”, NRF2013EWT-EIRP002-007, budget S$ 5.4M. Industry partner MECO.

2014, Chief Investigator, “Feasibility of multicrystalline silicon aluminium local back surface solar cells”, NRF2013EWT-EIRP002-005, budget S$ 500k. Industry partner REC Solar.

2013 - 2016, Chief Investigator, “Novel dielectric coatings for silicon wafer solar cells”, NRF2012EWT-EIRP001-014, budget S$ 1.2M. Industry partner DSM.

2013 – 2019, Lead Investigator, “Ion implantation for low-cost high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells”, NRF2012EWT-EIRP001-023, budget S$ 5.6M. Industry partner Intevac.

2012 – 2017, Lead Investigator, “Ultrafast atomic layer deposition for cost-efficient high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells”, NRF2011 EWT-CERP001-018, budget S$ 3.3M + S$ 390k (industry). Industry partners: SoLayTec and AkzoNobel.

2011 – 2017, Chief Investigator, “Development of high-efficiency crystalline/amorphous silicon heterojunction solar cells on thin wafers’, NRF2010EWT-CERP001-022, budget S$4.8M. Industry partners: Singulus, DEK, DuPont, REC Solar, and First Philec

2010 – 2013, Chief Investigator, “Screen-printed all-back-contact silicon wafer solar cel”, budget S$ 4.7M. Industry partner Trina Solar.    

2009 – 2012, Lead Investigator, “Development of industrial high-efficiency multicrystalline silicon wafer solar cells – Application of novel cell architectures and manufacturing technologies”, NRF2009EWT-CERP001-056, budget S$ 3.9M + S$ 330k (industry). Industry partner REC Solar.