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Academic interests

Silicon heterojunction solar cell, carrier selective contacts, transition metal oxides


My research focus is on next generation low-cost high efficiency silicon heterojunction silicon solar cells. During my PHD, I have explored carrier selective contact (CSC) silicon heterojunction solar cells using Molybdenum oxide (MoOx) and nickel oxide (NiOx) carrier selective contacts. I have expertise in inorganic thin film growth using different physical vapour deposition methods: thermal evaporation, sputtering, and plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD). I have extensive knowledge on different metal oxide growth and characterization for carrier selective contact silicon heterojunction solar cell fabrication. 

Currently I am working on developing metal oxide based inorganic hole selective contacts (NiO, CuO) for perovskite solar cell.




  • Nayak, Mrutyunjay; Pandey, Ashutosh; Mandal, Sourav & Komarala, Vamsi K. (2022). Origin of negative and excess capacitances in carrier selective contact-based silicon heterojunction solar cells: role of back contact in conductivity modulation. Semiconductor Science and Technology. ISSN 0268-1242. 37(10). doi: 10.1088/1361-6641/ac8fe3.

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Published Mar. 14, 2022 3:35 PM - Last modified Aug. 31, 2022 2:29 PM