Dr Chandany Sen

Dr Chandany Sen

Postdoctoral Fellow
Engineering
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering
Phone
0435848606
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Rougieux FE; Sen C; Abbott M; Hoex B, 2024, 'Light-activated surface passivation for more efficient silicon heterojunction solar cells: Origin, physics and stability', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2024.112789
    Journal articles | 2024
    Sen C; Wang H; Khan MU; Fu J; Wu X; Wang X; Hoex B, 2024, 'Buyer aware: Three new failure modes in TOPCon modules absent from PERC technology', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 272, pp. 112877 - 112877, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2024.112877
    Journal articles | 2024
    Wu X; Sen C; Wang H; Wang X; Wu Y; Khan MU; Mao L; Jiang F; Xu T; Zhang G; Hoex B, 2024, 'Addressing sodium ion-related degradation in SHJ cells by the application of nano-scale barrier layers', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2023.112604
    Journal articles | 2024
    Wu X; Wang X; Yang W; Nie J; Yuan J; Khan MU; Ciesla A; Sen C; Qiao Z; Hoex B, 2024, 'Enhancing the reliability of TOPCon technology by laser-enhanced contact firing', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2024.112846
    Journal articles | 2023
    Khan MU; Sen C; Chan C; Abbott M; Poduval G; Wu Y; Lv R; Zhang G; Hoex B, 2023, 'Supercharging cell-level potential-induced degradation (PID) testing using a salt-enriched hybrid polymer layer', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2023.112479
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sen C; Wang H; Wu X; Khan MU; Chan C; Abbott M; Hoex B, 2023, 'Four failure modes in silicon heterojunction glass-backsheet modules', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2023.112358
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sen C; Wu X; Wang H; Khan MU; Mao L; Jiang F; Xu T; Zhang G; Chan C; Hoex B, 2023, 'Accelerated damp-heat testing at the cell-level of bifacial silicon HJT, PERC and TOPCon solar cells using sodium chloride', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2023.112554
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sen C; Hamer P; Soeriyadi A; Wright B; Wright M; Samadi A; Chen D; Stefani BV; Zhang D; Wu J; Jiang F; Hallam B; Abbott M, 2022, 'Impact of surface doping profile and passivation layers on surface-related degradation in silicon PERC solar cells', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2021.111497
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sen C; Chan C; Hamer P; Wright M; Chong CM; Hallam B; Abbott M, 2020, 'Eliminating light- and elevated temperature-induced degradation in P-type PERC solar cells by a two-step thermal process', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2020.110470
    Journal articles | 2020
    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, 10, pp. 19 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2945199
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sen C; Chan C; Hamer P; Wright M; Varshney U; Liu S; Chen D; Samadi A; Ciesla A; Chong CM; Hallam B; Abbott M, 2019, 'Annealing prior to contact firing: A potential new approach to suppress LeTID', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2019.109938
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sen C; Kim M; Chen D; Varshney U; Liu S; Samadi A; Ciesla A; Wenham SR; Chan CE; Chong C; Abbott MD; Hallam BJ, 2019, 'Assessing the Impact of Thermal Profiles on the Elimination of Light- and Elevated-Temperature-Induced Degradation', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 9, pp. 40 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2874769
    Journal articles | 2019
    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, 9, pp. 601 - 607, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2896671
    Journal articles | 2018
    Liu S; Payne D; Vargas Castrillon C; Chen D; Kim M; Sen C; Varshney U; Hameiri Z; Chan C; Abbott M; Wenham S, 2018, 'Impact of dark annealing on the kinetics of light- and elevated-temperature-induced degradation', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 8, pp. 1494 - 1494, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2866325
    Journal articles | 2014
    Sen C-D; Son J-I; Kim H-H; Yun H-S; Cho N-H, 2014, 'Variation of the nanostructural feature of nc-SiC:H thin films with post-deposition thermal annealing', Thin Solid Films, 571, pp. 238 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2014.10.002
  • Conference Presentations | 2023
    Sen C; Wang H; Wu X; Khan MU; Chan C; Hoex B, 2023, 'Hidden Fingerprints: How Solar Cell Handling Leads to Damp Heat Failures in Silicon Heterojunction Technology', presented at PVSEC-34 -International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, Shenzhen, China, 06 November 2023 - 10 November 2023, https://www.pvsec-34.com/
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Sen C; Wang H; Wu X; Khan MU; Mao L; Jiang F; Zhang G; Chan C; Hoex B, 2023, 'Al2O3 Barrier Layers: A Novel Approach to Preventing Humidity-Induced Failure in Heterojunction', presented at 40th EU PVSEC Conference and Exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal, 18 September 2023 - 22 September 2023, https://www.eupvsec.org/index.php/conference/conference
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Sen C, 2023, 'Comparing the Role of Na + in Damp Heat-Induced Failure in Bifacial Silicon HJT, PERC and TOPCon Cells', presented at SiliconPV Conference, Delft, the Netherlands, 05 April 2023
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Sen C; Chan C; Wu X; Wang H; Khan MU; Mao L; Jaubert J-N; Jiang F; Zhang G; Hoex B, 2022, 'The role of Na+ contamination in humidity-induced degradation in silicon HJT cells', in Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Newcastle, Australia, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Newcastle, Australia, 29 November 2022 - 01 December 2023
    Theses / Dissertations | 2021
    Sen C, 2021, Understanding and Mitigating Light and Elevated Temperature-Induced Bulk and Surface Degradation in Commercial Silicon Solar Cells, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/22503
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Chen D; Sen C; Soeriyadi A; Kim M; Abbott M; Hoex B; Hallam B; Hamer P, 2020, 'Examining Surface-Related Degradation - An Emerging Issue for Commercial Silicon Solar Cells', in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2020, Australian PV Institute, Online, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2020, Online, 30 November 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28403
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Chen D; Hamer P; Kim M; Mullins J; Sen C; Khan M; Oshima T; Abe H; Liu S; Ciesla A; Chan C; Chen R; Rougieux F; Zhou Z; Wright B; Varshney U; Vicari Stefani B; Soeriyadi A; Vargas Castrillon C; Samadi A; Hameiri Z; zhang X; Jin H; Qi W; Abbott M; Chong C; Peaker A; Hallam B, 2019, 'Will LeTID remain a commercial problem? Evaluating the solutions and a possible root cause. (LeTID仍是一个商业难题吗?根源分析和问题解决)', Wuxi, China, presented at 18th Issue PV WE CLASS-Crystalline Silicon Advanced Technology and Materials Forum, Wuxi, China, 24 April 2019 - 24 May 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/27317
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Chen D; Kim M; Varshney U; Sen C; Liu S; Zhang YUCHAO; Hamer P; Chong C; Ciesla A; Chan C; Chen R; Abbott M; Hallam B, 2019, 'Light and Elevated Temperature Induced Degradation (LeTID): the Past , the Present and What Lies Ahead', presented at 2019 Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra, Australia, 02 December 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Samadi A; Sen C; Liu S; Varshney U; Chen D; Kim M; Soufiani AM; Contreras MV; Chong CM; Ciesla A; Abbott M; Chan C, 2019, 'Hydrogenation of dislocations in p-type cast-mono silicon', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5123894
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Sen C; Chan C; Chen D; Wright M; Varshney U; Kim M; Samadi A; Liu S; Ciesla A; Chong C; Hallam B; Abbott M, 2019, 'Different extent and behaviour of LeTID in the past and current PERC silicon solar cells', in Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra, Australia, presented at Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra, Australia, 03 December 2019 - 05 December 2019, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chandany-Sen/publication/338669666_Different_Extent_and_Behaviour_of_LeTID_in_the_Past_and_Current_PERC_Silicon_Solar_Cells/links/5e22699992851cafc38c7fff/Different-Extent-and-Behaviour-of-LeTID-in-the-Past-and-Current-PERC-Silicon-Solar-Cells.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Soeriyadi A; Weigand W; Wright B; Stefani BV; Wright M; Sen C; Chen D; Kim M; Holman Z; Hallam B, 2019, 'Elevating Low-Quality Silicon Wafers for High-Efficiency Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cell Applications', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 807 - 812, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980613
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Hamer P; Li H; Chan C; Sen C; Bonilla RS; Wilshaw P, 2018, 'The Behavior and Transport of Hydrogen in Silicon Solar Cells Observed through Changes in Contact Resistance', 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. 1682 - 1686, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547880
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Liu S; Chan C; Chen D; Kim M; Sen C; Varshney U; Hallam B; Abbott M; Wenham S; Payne D, 2018, 'Investigation of temperature and illumination dependencies of carrier-induced degradation in p -type multi-crystalline silicon', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5049333
    Conference Papers | 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, HI, Waikoloa, 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, HI, Waikoloa, 10 June 2018 - 15 June 2018, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000469200400086&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Posters | 2018
    Varshney U; Liu S; Chen D; Kim M; Abbott M; Payne D; Hoex B; Chan C; Wenham S; Sen C, 2018, 'Influence of dielectric passivation layer thickness on LeTID in multicrystalline silicon', Hawaii, USA, Vol. 00, pp. 363 - 367, presented at WCPEC-7, Hawaii, USA, 10 June 2018 - 15 June 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/pvsc.2018.8547618
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Wenham ACN; Wenham S; Chen R; Chan C; Chen D; Hallam B; Payne D; Fung T; Kim M; Liu S; Wang S; Kim K; Samadi A; Sen C; Vargas C; Varshney U; Stefani BV; Hamer P; Bourret-Sicotte G; Nampalli N; Hameiri Z; Chong C; Abbott M; Ciesla A, 2018, 'Hydrogen-induced degradation', 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, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Hawaii, USA, pp. 1 - 8, presented at 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Hawaii, USA, 10 June 2018 - 17 June 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8548100
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Wenham ACN; Wenham S; Chen R; Chan C; Chen D; Hallam B; Payne D; Fung T; Kim M; Liu S; Wang S; Kim K; Samadi A; Sen C; Vargas C; Varshney U; Stefani BV; Hamer P; Bourret-Sicotte G; Nampalli N; Hameiri Z; Chong C; Abbott M, 2018, 'Hydrogen-induced degradation', IEEE, Waikoloa, HI, pp. 0001 - 0008, presented at 7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC), Waikoloa, HI, 10 June 2018 - 15 June 2018
    Preprints |
    Sen C; Wang H; Wu X; Khan MU; Chan C; Abbott M; Hoex B, Four Failure Modes in Silicon Heterojunction Glass-Backsheet Modules, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4293027

 During my PhD, I have received several awards as below:

  • Receive best Abstract Award from the SiliocnPV world conference in 2019.
  • Receive best Paper Award from the SiliocnPV world conference in 2019.
  • Receive an invitation as a keynote speaker at the SiliconPV-2019 world conference.
  • Receive two invited journals to directly published scientific articles in the Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells and IEEE-JPV journals.
     

I have contributed to the overall research performance within the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering and have published several scientific articles related to advancing the current understanding of the known behaviour of LeTID in the commercial mc-Si PERC silicon solar cells produced in the past and recently. Besides, my work extends the current understanding of the role of phosphorous emitter strength, surface passivation layers, and substrate materials in modulating the extent of bulk LeTID and SRD in commercial solar cells. My other work is related to developing LeTID mitigating approaches for commercial solar cells using tools related to the industrial fabrication of PERC solar cells. These works provide a possible pathway to suppress LeTID in the industrial p-type mc-Si PERC solar cells.