Stephen Bremner

Associate Professor

Dr. Stephen Bremner is an Associate Professor in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Teaching Areas

  • Engineering Design (ENGG1000)
  • Electronic Devices (SOLA2060)

Research interests

  • Third generation Photovoltaics including materials for hot carrier solar cells
  • Nanostructures for novel Photovoltaic Devices, including nanowires
  • III-V compound semiconductor growth by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)
  • Multi-junction solar cells, collaborating with Ohio State University (USA) - currently hold III-V on silicon world record
  • Limiting Efficiencies of novel Photovoltaic paradigms 
  • Novel processing for conventional silicon solar cells

 

Current PhD opportunities:

Molecular Beam Epitaxy growth of III-V materials on Silicon

Growth and Characterisation of InAs/GaAs(Sb) quantum dot structures for PV devices

Molecular Beam Epitaxy Growth of Gallium Arsenide Bismide

Molecular Beam Epitaxy Growth of low band gap materials such as InSb for novel energy applications  

Novel rear contacting process for Silicon solar cells

Silicon sub-cell optimisation for III-V on silicon multi-junction solar cells

Nanowires for hot carrier solar cells

Journal articles
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Pusch A; Dubajic M; Nielsen MP; Conibeer GJ; Bremner SP; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2021, 'Optoelectronic reciprocity in hot carrier solar cells with ideal energy selective contacts', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 29, pp. 433 - 444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.3386
2021
Western NJ; Bremner SP, 2020, 'Hydrogenation and Gettering Compatible p-Type Contacts for Multicrystalline Silicon Cells, Free of Light, and Elevated Temperature Induced Degradation', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 10, pp. 1232 - 1238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.2999869
2020
Yi C; Western NJ; Ma FJ; Ho-Baillie A; Bremner SP, 2020, 'The Role of Grown-In Defects in Silicon Minority Carrier Lifetime Degradation during Thermal Treatment in Epitaxial Growth Chambers', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 10, pp. 1299 - 1306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.3008791
2020
Zhao J; Ho-Baillie A; Bremner SP, 2020, 'Pulsed laser deposition nickel oxide on crystalline silicon as hole selective contacts', Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Nanotechnology and Microelectronics, vol. 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.5124840
2020
Ye Q; Western NJ; Romer U; Bremner SP, 2020, 'Characterizing Point Contacting by Localized Dielectric Breakdown and Its Use in Silicon Solar Cell Applications', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 10, pp. 78 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2953394
2020
Yi C; Ma FJ; Mizuno H; Makita K; Sugaya T; Takato H; Mehrvarz H; Bremner S; Ho-Baillie A, 2020, 'Application of polydimethylsiloxane surface texturing on III-V//Si tandem achieving more than 2 % absolute efficiency improvement', Optics Express, vol. 28, pp. 3895 - 3904, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.380972
2020
Zhang Z; Ghosh K; Faleev NN; Wang H; Honsberg CB; Reece P; Bremner SP, 2019, 'Sb dissociative surface coverage model for incorporation of antimony in GaAsSb layers grown on GaAs (0 0 1) substrates', Journal of Crystal Growth, vol. 526, pp. 125231 - 125231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2019.125231
2019
Yang Y; Bremner S; Menictas C; Kay M, 2019, 'A mixed receding horizon control strategy for battery energy storage system scheduling in a hybrid pv andwind power plant with different forecast techniques', Energies, vol. 12, pp. 2326 - 2326, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en12122326
2019
Juhl MK; Western N; Bremner S, 2018, 'Hydrogen Passivation for Estimating the Bulk Lifetime of Bare Silicon Wafers', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201800093
2018
Zhao J; Ma FJ; Ding K; Zhang H; Jie J; Ho-Baillie A; Bremner SP, 2018, 'Advanced interface modelling of n-Si/HNO 3 doped graphene solar cells to identify pathways to high efficiency', Applied Surface Science, vol. 434, pp. 102 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.10.163
2018
Yang Y; Bremner S; Menictas C; Kay M, 2018, 'Battery energy storage system size determination in renewable energy systems: A review', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 91, pp. 109 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.047
2018
Huang S; Cao W; Yuan L; Patterson R; Wen X; Tapping P; Kee T; Puthen-Veettil B; Zhang P; Zhang Z; Oiuyang Z; Reece P; Bremner S; Shrestha S; Conibeer G, 2017, 'Difference in hot carrier cooling rate between  Langmuir-Blodgett and drop cast PbS QDs films due to strong electron-phonon coupling', Nanoscale, vol. 9, pp. 17133 - 17142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7nr05247b
2017
Limpert S; Burke A; Chen IJ; Anttu N; Lehmann S; Fahlvik S; Bremner S; Conibeer G; Thelander C; Pistol ME; Linke H, 2017, 'Single-nanowire, low-bandgap hot carrier solar cells with tunable open-circuit voltage', Nanotechnology, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aa8984
2017
Limpert S; Burke A; Chen IJ; Anttu N; Lehmann S; Fahlvik S; Bremner S; Conibeer G; Thelander C; Pistol ME; Linke H, 2017, 'Bipolar Photothermoelectric Effect Across Energy Filters in Single Nanowires', Nano Letters, vol. 17, pp. 4055 - 4060, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00536
2017
Conibeer G; Zhang Y; Bremner SP; Shrestha S, 2017, 'Towards an understanding of hot carrier cooling mechanisms in multiple quantum wells', Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.7567/JJAP.56.091201
2017
Liao Y; Zhang P; Bremner S; Shrestha S; Huang S; Conibeer G, 2017, 'Resonant Tunneling through Monolayer Si Colloidal Quantum Dots and Ge Nanocrystals', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201605348
2017
Liao Y; Zhou D; Shrestha S; Huang S; Bremner S; Conibeer G, 2017, 'Interfacial Area between Hetero-Epitaxial γ-Al2O3 and Silicon', Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admi.201700259
2017
Zhang Z; Tan S; Kim Y; Liu Z; Reece PJ; Bremner SP, 2017, 'Effect of Sb and As spray on emission characteristics of InAs quantum dots with AlAs capping layer', Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/aa8660
2017
Zhang Z; Huang Y; Reece PJ; Bremner SP, 2017, 'Influence of GaAsSb structural properties on the optical properties of InAs/GaAsSb quantum dots', Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, vol. 94, pp. 7 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physe.2017.07.007
2017
Ban KY; Kim Y; Kuciauskas D; Bremner SP; Honsberg CB, 2016, 'Investigation of carrier dynamics in InAs/GaAsSb quantum dots with different silicon delta-doping levels', Semiconductor Science and Technology, vol. 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0268-1242/31/12/125010
2016
Bremner SP; Yi C; Almansouri I; Ho-Baillie A; Green MA, 2016, 'Optimum band gap combinations to make best use of new photovoltaic materials', Solar Energy, vol. 135, pp. 750 - 757, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2016.06.042
2016
Green MA; Bremner SP, 2016, 'Energy conversion approaches and materials for high-efficiency photovoltaics', Nature Materials, vol. 16, pp. 23 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmat4676
2016
Zhang Y; Tayebjee MJY; Smyth S; Dvořák M; Wen X; Xia H; Heilmann M; Liao Y; Zhang Z; Williamson T; Williams J; Bremner S; Shrestha S; Huang S; Schmidt TW; Conibeer GJ, 2016, 'Extended hot carrier lifetimes observed in bulk In0.265±0.02Ga0.735N under high-density photoexcitation', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4945594
2016
Smyth T; Dvorak M; Tayebjee MJY; Yasarapudi VB; Xia H; Feng Y; Wang Y; Puthen-Veettil B; Huang S; Shrestha S; Bremner SP; Schmidt TW; Sugiyama M; Conibeer GJ, 2016, 'Hot carrier cooling in In0.17Ga0.83As/GaAs0.80P0.20 multiple quantum wells: The effect of barrier thickness', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 6, pp. 166 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2015.2480222
2016
Dai L; Bremner SP; Tan S; Wang S; Zhang G; Liu Z, 2015, 'Raman scattering study on Sb spray InAs/GaAs quantum dot nanostructure systems', Nanoscale Research Letters, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s11671-015-0908-1
2015
Western NJ; Perez-Wurfl I; Wenham SR; Bremner SP, 2015, 'Point-contacting by localized dielectric breakdown with breakdown fields described by the weibull distribution', IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 62, pp. 1826 - 1830, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TED.2015.2423292
2015
Almansouri I; Ho-Baillie A; Bremner SP; Green MA, 2015, 'Supercharging Silicon Solar Cell Performance by Means of Multijunction Concept', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 5, pp. 968 - 976, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2015.2395140
2015
Western NJ; Perez-Wurfl I; Wenham SR; Bremner SP, 2015, 'Point-contacting by localised dielectric breakdown: Characterisation of a metallisation technique for the rear surface of a solar cell', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4927282
2015
Limpert SC; Bremner SP, 2015, 'Hot carrier extraction using energy selective contacts and its impact on the limiting efficiency of a hot carrier solar cell', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4928750
2015
Almansouri I; Bremner S; Ho-Baillie A; Mehrvarz H; Hao X; Conibeer G; Grassman TJ; Carlin JA; Haas A; Ringel SA; Green MA, 2015, 'Designing bottom silicon solar cells for multijunction devices', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, vol. 5, pp. 683 - 690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2381875
2015
Limpert S; Bremner S; Linke H, 2015, 'Reversible electron-hole separation in a hot carrier solar cell', New Journal of Physics, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/17/9/095004
2015
Dai L; Bremner SP; Tan S; Wang S; Zhang G; Liu Z, 2014, 'Suppression of dislocations by Sb spray in the vicinity of InAs/GaAs quantum dots', Nanoscale Research Letters, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1556-276X-9-278
2014
Bremner SP; Ban KY; Faleev NN; Honsberg CB; Smith DJ, 2013, 'Impact of stress relaxation in GaAsSb cladding layers on quantum dot creation in InAs/GaAsSb structures grown on GaAs (001)', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4819962
2013
Bray T; Zhao Y; Reece PJ; Bremner S, 2013, 'Photoluminescence of antimony sprayed indium arsenide quantum dots for novel photovoltaic devices', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 113, pp. 093102-1 - 093102-7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4794018
2013
Western NJ; Sung AY; Wenham SR; Bremner S, 2013, 'Localized ohmic contact through a passivation dielectric for solar cell rear surface design', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 102, pp. 4 pp., http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4809820
2013
Ikpi ME; Atkinson P; Bremner SP; Ritchie DA, 2012, 'Fabrication of a self-aligned cross-wire quantum-dot chain light emitting diode by molecular beam epitaxial regrowth', Nanotechnology, vol. 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/23/22/225304
2012
Ban KY; Kuciauskas D; Honsberg CB; Bremner S, 2012, 'Observation of band alignment transition in InAs/GaAsSb quantum dots by photoluminescence', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4717766
2012
Ban KY; Hong WK; Bremner S; Dahal S; McFelea H; Honsberg CB, 2011, 'Controllability of the subband occupation of InAs quantum dots on a delta-doped GaAsSb barrier', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 109, pp. 014312, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3527039
2011
Bremner S; Nataraj L; Cloutier SG; Weiland C; Pancholi A; Opila R, 2011, 'Use of Sb spray for improved performance of InAs/GaAs quantum dots for novel photovoltaic structures', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 95, pp. 1665 - 1670, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2011.01.026
2011
Pancholi A; Bremner S; Boyle J; Stoleru V; Honsberg CB, 2010, 'Variability of heterostructure type with thickness of barriers and temperature in the InhAs/GaAsSb quantum dot system', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 94, pp. 1025 - 1030, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2010.02.002
2010
Bremner S; Ghosh K; Nataraj L; Cloutier SG; Honsberg CB, 2010, 'Influence of Sb/As soak times on the structural and optical properties of GaAsSb/GaAs interfaces', Thin Solid Films, vol. 519, pp. 64 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2010.07.060
2010
Dahal S; Bremner S; Honsberg CB, 2010, 'Identification of candidate material systems for quantum dot solar cells using a k.p method to include strain', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 18, pp. 233 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.937
2010
Ban KY; Bremner S; Liu G; Dahal S; Norman A; Honsberg CB, 2010, 'Use of a GaAsSb buffer layer for the formation of small, uniform, and dense InAs quantum dots', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 96, pp. 183101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3409691
2010
Bremner SP; Liu GM; Faleev N; Ghosh K; Honsberg CB, 2008, 'Growth and characterization of Ga As1-x Sbx barrier layers for advanced concept solar cells', Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, vol. 26, pp. 1149 - 1152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.2835062
2008
Bremner SP; Levy MY; Honsberg CB, 2008, 'Analysis of tandem solar cell efficiencies under AM1.5G spectrum using a rapid flux calculation method', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 16, pp. 225 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.799
2008
Bremner SP; Levy MY; Honsberg CB, 2008, 'Limiting efficiency of an intermediate band solar cell under a terrestrial spectrum', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2907493
2008
Honsberg C; Bremner S; Corkish RP, 2002, 'Design Trade-Offs and Rules for Multiple Quasi-Fermi Level Solar Cells', Physica E - Low - Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, vol. 14, pp. 136 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1386-9477(02)00380-6
2002
Bremner S; Cotter JE; Honsberg C, 1999, 'Detailed balance limits with quasi-Fermi level variations', IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 46, pp. 1932 - 1939, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/16.791981
1999
Conference Papers
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Sun Z; Yi C; Hameiri Z; Bremner S, 2020, 'Assessment of the potential application of copper(I) sulfide as carrier selective contact on silicon bottom cell for III/V-Si tandem solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Virtual, pp. 0380 - 0383, presented at 47th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, Virtual, 15 June 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300627
2020
Pusch A; Dubajic M; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Bremner S, 2020, 'Fundamental Aspects of Hot Carrier Solar Cell Operation', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2227 - 2232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300536
2020
Lepkowski DL; Boyer JT; Yi C; Soeriyadi AH; Blumer ZH; Juhl MK; Derkacs D; Kerestes C; Stavrides A; Mehrvarz H; Ho-Baillie AWY; Bremner S; Ringel SA; Grassman TJ, 2020, 'Loss Analysis and Design Strategies Enabling >23% GaAsP/Si Tandem Solar Cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1884 - 1886, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300787
2020
Conibeer G; Dubajic M; Shrestha S; Bremner S; Patterson R; Chan KY; Thapa B; Jia X; Rule K, 2020, 'Materials and mechanisms for hot carrier solar cell absorbers', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1962 - 1966, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300869
2020
Grassman TJ; Lepkowski DL; Boyer JT; Chmielewski DJ; Yi C; Western N; Mehrvarz H; Ho-Baillie A; Kerestes C; Derkacs D; Whipple SG; Stavrides AP; Bremner SP; Ringel SA, 2019, 'Toward >25% Efficient Monolithic Epitaxial GaAsP/Si Tandem Solar Cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 734 - 737, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980574
2019
Conibeer G; Shrestha S; Bremner S; Zhang Y; Tayebjee M; Dubajic M, 2019, 'Slowed hot carrier cooling in multiple quantum wells for application to hot carrier solar cells', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2513176
2019
Conibeer G; Dubajic M; Shrestha S; Bremner S; Patterson R; Thapa B, 2019, 'Investigation of materials for hot carrier solar cell absorbers', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2997 - 3000, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980765
2019
Yi C; Western N; Ma FJ; Ho-Baillie A; Bremner S, 2019, 'On the Origin of Silicon Lifetime Degradation during Anneal in III-V Material Growth Chambers', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1074 - 1077, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980846
2019
Ye Q; Western NJ; Liao A; Bremner SP, 2018, 'Thermally Diffused Point Contacting by Localized Dielectric Breakdown Solar Cells with Boron Etch Back', 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. 1086 - 1089, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8548148
2018
Zhao J; Xu Y; Ma F; Ho-Baillie A; Zhang H; Bremner S, 2018, 'Simulation of Solar Cells Employing 2 Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenide - Silicon Front 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. 2092 - 2096, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547793
2018
Ekins-Daukes NJ; Soeriyadi A; Zhao W; Bremner S; Pusch A, 2018, 'Loss analysis for single junction concentrator solar cells', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5053511
2018
Western NJ; Juhl MK; Bremner SP, 2018, 'Simple, Robust Hydrogen Passivation of Bare Silicon for Estimating Bulk Lifetime of Silicon Wafers', 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. 2252 - 2255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547614
2018
Yi C; Ma F-J; Mehrvarz H; Lepkowski D; Boyer J; Chmielewski D; Carlin JA; Ringel SA; Grassman TJ; Ho-Baillie A; Bremner S, 2018, 'Effect of Silicon Front Surface Doping Profile on GaP/Si Hetero-structure for III-V/GaP/Si Multi-junction Solar Cells', 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. 0275 - 0278, 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:000469200400065&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Yang Y; Menictas C; Bremner S; Kay M, 2018, 'A Comparison Study of Dispatching Various Battery Technologies in a Hybrid PV and Wind Power Plant', in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2018.8585803
2018
Yi C; Ma FJ; Mehrvarz H; Lepkowski D; Boyer J; Chmielewski D; Carlin JA; Ringel SA; Grassman TJ; Ho-Baillie A; Bremner S, 2018, 'Effect of Silicon Front Surface Doping Profile on GaP/Si Heterostructure for III-V/GaP/Si Multi-junction 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, IEEE, Waikoloa Village, HI, USA, pp. 275 - 278, presented at World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-7) 2018, Waikoloa Village, HI, USA, 10 June 2018 - 15 June 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547600
2018
Yang Y; Bremner S; Menictas C; Meng K; Dong ZY; Kay M, 2018, 'An economic optimization for BESS sizing in a hybrid PV and wind power plant', in 2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia: Smart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2017.8378353
2018
Zhao J; Ho-Baillie A; Bremner S, 2018, 'Pulsed Laser Deposition Nickel Oxide on crystalline Silicon as hole selective contacts', 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. 2183 - 2186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547358
2018
Yi C; Ma F-J; Mizuno H; Makita K; Sugaya T; Takato H; Mehrvarz H; Bremner S; Ho-Baillie A, 2018, 'Broadband Reflectance Reduction for Wafer Bonded III-V//Si tandem Cell Using Polydimethylsiloxane - Replicated Surface Texturing', 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. 0271 - 0274, 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:000469200400064&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Yi C; Ma FJ; Mizuno H; Makita K; Sugaya T; Takato H; Mehrvarz H; Bremner S; Ho-Baillie A, 2018, 'Broadband Reflectance Reduction for Wafer Bonded III-V//Si tandem Cell Using Polydimethylsiloxane -Replicated Surface Texturing', 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. 271 - 274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547922
2018
Western NJ; Bremner SP, 2017, 'Low temperature rear surface metallization of multi-crystalline silicon solar cells for improved bulk lifetime', in 2017 IEEE 44TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALIST CONFERENCE (PVSC), IEEE, Washington, DC, pp. 953 - 957, presented at IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Washington, DC, 25 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000455636000232&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2017
Yi C; Ma F-J; Ho-Baillie A; Bremner S, 2017, 'Numerical Simulation of p-type front junction PERL Silicon cell for III-V/Si Tandem Devices', in 2017 IEEE 44TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALIST CONFERENCE (PVSC), IEEE, Washington, DC, pp. 2569 - 2572, presented at IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Washington, DC, 25 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000455636002136&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2017
Yang Y; Bremner S; Menictas C; Meng K; Dong ZY; Kay M, 2017, 'An Economic Optimization for BESS Sizing in a Hybrid PV and Wind Power Plant', in 2017 IEEE INNOVATIVE SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES - ASIA (ISGT-ASIA), IEEE, Univ Auckland, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, pp. 220 - 225, presented at 7th IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT-Asia), Univ Auckland, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, 04 December 2017 - 07 December 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000435854300040&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2017
Liao A; Western NJ; Ye Q; Bremner SP, 2017, 'Investigation of voltage processing window for point-contacting by localised dielectric breakdown', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366693
2017
Conibeer G; Zhang Y; Chung S; Liao Y; Bremner S; Shrestha S, 2017, 'Multiple quantum wells as slowed hot carrier cooling absorbers in hot carrier cells', in 2017 IEEE 44TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALIST CONFERENCE (PVSC), IEEE, Washington, DC, pp. 2186 - 2190, presented at IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Washington, DC, 25 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000455636002046&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2017
Conibeer G; Zhang Y; Bremner S; Shrestha S, 2017, 'Hot carrier cooling mechanisms in multiple quantum wells', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2251927
2017
Maros A; Zhang C; Lee J; Wang H; Bremner S; Faleev N; Honsberg CB; King RR, 2017, 'Bismuth Surfactant-Mediated Growth of GaNAsSb(Bi) Solar Cells', in 2017 IEEE 44TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALIST CONFERENCE (PVSC), IEEE, Washington, DC, pp. 1215 - 1219, presented at IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Washington, DC, 25 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000455636001056&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2017
Western NJ; Bremner SP, 2017, 'Potential of point-contacting by localized dielectric breakdown technique for formation of rear point contact arrays in silicon solar cells', in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366709
2017
Liao A; Western NJ; Ye Q; Bremner SP, 2016, 'Investigation of voltage processing window for point-contacting by localised dielectric breakdown', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2938 - 2942, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7750197
2016
Western NJ; Bremner SP, 2016, 'Potential of point-contacting by localized dielectric breakdown technique for formation of rear point contact arrays in silicon solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2994 - 2998, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7750212
2016
Limpert S; Bremner S; Conibeer G; Anttu N; Linke H, 2016, 'Absorption in and scattering from single horizontal Au-contacted InAs/InP heterostructure nanowires', in 16th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, NUSOD 2016, IEEE, AUSTRALIA, pp. 221 - 222, presented at 16th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD), AUSTRALIA, 11 July 2016 - 15 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NUSOD.2016.7547006
2016
Almansouri I; Bremner S; Ho-Baillie A; Green MA, 2015, 'Potential performance of Out-of-Sequence multi-junction solar cells: III-V on virtual Ge substrates with active Si bottom sub-cell', in 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7356243
2015
Almansouri I; Bremner S; Ho-Baillie A; Ringel SA; Green MA, 2015, 'The design of single-junction GaAs and dual-junction GaAs/Si in the presence of threading dislocation density', in 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7356245
2015
Bremner SP; Yi C; Almansouri I; Ho-Baillie A; Green MA, 2015, 'General design considerations for making optimal use of new photovoltaic materials', in 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7355696
2015
Grassman TJ; Carlin JA; Carnevale SD; Al Mansouri I; Mehrvarz H; Bremner S; Ho-Baillie A; García-Tabarés E; Rey-Stolle I; Green MA; Ringe SA, 2014, 'Progress toward a Si-plus architecture: Epitaxially-integrable Si sub-cells for III-V/Si multijunction photovoltaics', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Denver, CO, USA, pp. 3439 - 3442, presented at 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Denver, CO, USA, 08 June 2014 - 18 June 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC-Vol2.2014.7588253
2014
Ding L; Boccard M; Williams J; Jeffries A; Gangam S; Ghosh K; Honsberg C; Bowden S; Holman Z; Atwater H; Buonassisi T; Bremner S; Green M; Ballif C; Bertoni M, 2014, ''Thin silicon solar cells: A path to 35% shockley-queisser limits', a DOE funded FPACE II project', in 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014, pp. 2467 - 2470, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925429
2014
Western NJ; Bremner SP, 2014, 'Point-contacting by Localised Dielectric Breakdown: A robust approach to contacting silicon for solar applications', in 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014, pp. 2813 - 2817, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925515
2014
Limpert S; Ghosh K; Wagner H; Bowden S; Honsberg C; Goodnick S; Bremner S; Ho-Baillie A; Green M, 2014, 'Results from Coupled Optical and Electrical Sentaurus TCAD Models of a Gallium Phosphide on Silicon Electron Carrier Selective Contact Solar Cell', in 2014 IEEE 40TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALIST CONFERENCE (PVSC), IEEE, Denver, CO, pp. 827 - 831, presented at 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Denver, CO, 08 June 2014 - 13 June 2014, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000366638901011&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2014
Limpert S; Ghosh K; Wagner H; Bowden S; Honsberg C; Goodnick S; Bremner S; Ho-Baillie A; Green M, 2014, 'Results from coupled optical and electrical sentaurus TCAD models of a gallium phosphide on silicon electron carrier selective contact solar cell', in 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014, pp. 836 - 840, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925045
2014
Limpert S; Bremner S, 2014, 'Hot carrier extraction using energy selective contacts and its impact on the limiting efficiency of a hot carrier solar cell', in 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014, pp. 3422 - 3424, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925666
2014
Western NJ; Bremner SP, 2013, 'Localized ohmic contact through a passivation dielectric for novel rear surface design solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 904 - 907, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744290
2013
Mansouri IA; Bremner S; Ho-Baillie A; Mehrvarz H; Hao X; Conibeer G; Green MA; Grassman TJ; Carlin JA; Ringel SA, 2013, 'Design of bottom silicon solar cell for multijunction devices', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 3310 - 3314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6745159
2013
Ringel SA; Carlin JA; Grassman TJ; Galiana B; Carlin AM; Ratcliff C; Chmielewski D; Yang L; Mills MJ; Mansouri A; Bremner SP; Ho-Baillie A; Hao X; Mehrvarz H; Conibeer G; Green MA, 2013, 'Ideal GaP/Si heterostructures grown by MOCVD: III-V/active-Si subcells, multijuntions, and MBE-to-MOCVD III-V/Si interface science', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 3383 - 3388, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6745175
2013
Limpert S; Goodnick S; Honsberg C; Conibeer G; Bremner S, 2013, 'A hot carrier solar cell device model using a coupled electron phonon energy balance model', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1054 - 1059, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744322
2013
Bremner S; Honsberg CB, 2012, 'Intermediate band solar cell with non-ideal band structure under AM1.5 spectrum', in 2012 IEEE 38th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 21 - 24, presented at 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012, Austin, TX, United States, 03 June 2012 - 08 June 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6317559
2012
Bremner S; Ghosh K; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Honsberg CB; Goodnick S, 2012, 'Issues in the physical measurement of the intermediate band effect', in 2012 IEEE 38th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 641 - 646, presented at 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012, Austin, TX, United States, 03 June 2012 - 08 June 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6317692
2012
Ban K-Y; Bremner S; Kuciauskas D; Dahal SN; Honsberg CB, 2012, 'The role of Sb compositions on the properties of InAs/GaAsSb quantum dots (QDs)', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: vol. 8256, SPIE, San Francisco, CA, pp. Article number 82561C, presented at Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices, San Francisco, CA, 23 January 2012 - 26 January 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.910834
2012
Honsberg CB; Bremner S; Lee J; Bailey A; Dahal SN, 2011, 'Hyrbid advanced concept solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, IEEE, Seattle, WA, pp. 1903 - 1906, presented at 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011, Seattle, WA, 19 June 2011 - 24 June 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186323
2011
Pancholi A; Zhang YC; Boyle J; Stoleru VG; Hanna MC; Norman AG; Bremner S; Honsberg C, 2011, 'Quantum dot materials for solar cell applications: Effects of strain-reducing and strain-compensated barriers on dot structural and optical properties', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
2011
Ban KY; Kuciauskas D; Bremner S; Honsberg CB, 2010, 'Determination of a Sb composition in InAs/GaAsSb for negligible valence band offset', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, IEEE, New York, pp. 3306 - 3309, presented at 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 20 June 2010 - 25 June 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2010.5617048
2010
Corkish RP; Bremner S; Bruce A; Duo H; Hawkes E; Kay MJ; Lennon AJ; Sproul AB; Spooner ED; Shrestha SK; Stapleton G; Uddin A; Watt ME; Wentworth D, 2010, 'Renewable Energy Education at UNSW', in Journal of Materials Education, AuSES (Australian Solar Energy Society), Canberra, pp. 117 - 132, presented at Solar 2010: 48th ANZSES Annual Conference, Canberra, 01 December 2010 - 03 December 2010, http://www.auses.org.au/conference/
2010
Ban KY; Dahal SN; Honsberg CB; Nataraj L; Bremner SP; Cloutier SG, 2010, 'Room temperature capacitance-voltage profile and photoluminescence for delta doped InGaAs single quantum well', in Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B:Nanotechnology and Microelectronics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.3268614
2010
Ghosh K; Bremner SP; Honsberg CB, 2008, 'Material selection for three level transition using Quantum well structure', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2008.4922710
2008
Bremner SP; Pancholi A; Ghosh K; Dahal S; Liu GM; Ban KY; Levy MY; Honsberg CB, 2008, 'Growth of InAs quantum dots on GaAsSb for the realization of a quantum dot solar cell', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2008.4922601
2008
Dahal SN; Bremner SP; Honsberg CB, 2008, 'Band structure calculation for quantum dot solar cells using k.p method', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2008.4922605
2008
Ban KY; Liu GM; Bremner SP; Opila R; Honsberg CB, 2008, 'MBE growth and characterization of InAs quantum dots on strained GaAs 1-xSbx buffer layer for application in high efficiency solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2008.4922779
2008
Bremner SP; Honsberg CB, 2002, 'Detailed balance efficiency of a three level system with thermionic transitions', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1051 - 1054
2002
Bremner SP; Honsberg CB; Corkish R, 2000, 'Non-ideal recombination and transport mechanisms in multiple band gap solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1206 - 1209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2000.916105
2000
Bremner S; Honsberg C, 2000, 'LO phonon assisted capture and escape for quantum wells', in Scheer H; McNelis B; Ossenbrink H; Dunlop E; Helm P (eds.), 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland, pp. CD-Rom, presented at 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland, 01 May 2000 - 05 May 2000
2000
Honsberg C; Bremner S; Corkish RP, 2000, 'Limiting efficiency of solar cells with multiple energy levels', in Scheer H; McNelis B; Ossenbrink H; Dunlop E; Helm P (eds.), 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland, pp. CD-Rom, presented at 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland, 01 May 2000 - 05 May 2000
2000
Honsberg C; Corkish RP; Bremner S, 2000, 'Detailed balance efficiency limits', in Scheer H; McNelis B; Ossenbrink H; Dunlop E; Helm P (eds.), 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland, pp. CD-Rom, presented at 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland, 01 May 2000 - 05 May 2000
2000
Bremner S; Honsberg C, 1999, 'Modelling a quantum well in the intrinsic region of a P-I-N solar cell', in Graham Thorpe (ed.), ANZSES Solar 1999, ANZSES Solar `99, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, presented at ANZSES Solar `99, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, 01 December 1999 - 04 December 1999
1999
Bremner S; Randall J; Corkish RP; Honsberg C, 1997, 'Modelling of Quantum Well Solar Cells', in Lee T (ed.), ANZSES Solar 1997: Sustainable Energy, ANZSES Solar `97: Sustainable Energy, Canberra, Australian National University, pp. 106/1 - 106/7, presented at ANZSES Solar `97: Sustainable Energy, Canberra, Australian National University, 01 December 1997 - 03 December 1997
1997
Patents
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Western N; Bremner S, 2018, A method of forming a contact for a photovoltaic cell, Patent No. 2013305471, https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=AU&NR=2013305471C1&KC=C1&FT=D
2018

Current Grants

ARENA 2014 RND068 Towards Ultimate Performance Commercial Silicon Solar Cells

ARENA 2017 RND008 Next Generation Silicon sub-cells for high efficiency III-V/Si multi-junction solar cells

Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP170102677 Uncovering hot carrier cooling mechanisms in nano structures

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US Department of Energy SunShot program DE-FOA-0001387 GaAsP/Si Tandem Solar Cells: Pathway to Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Photovoltaics