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Biography

Prof. Xinmin Cao

Department of Thin-Film Technology and Engineering

Xunlight Corporation, USA

Director

 

Email: scao@xunlight.com

 

Qualifications

2008 Ph.D., University of Toledo, USA, Physics

1992 M.Sc., Southeast University, Nanjing, China, Electronic Engineering

1989 B.Sc., Southeast University, Nanjing, China, Electronic Engineering

 

Publications (Selected)

  1. Q. Fan, C. Chen, X. Liao, X. Xiang, X. Cao, W. Ingler, N. Adiga, and X. Deng,  “Spectroscopic Aspects of Front Transparent Conductive Films for a-Si Thin Film Solar Cells”, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 034505 (2010); doi:10.1063/1.3298932.
  2. X. Liao, W. Du,  X. Cao, X. Yang, X. Xiang, S. Zhang, Q. Fan, K. Sun, and X. Deng, “Impacts of nano-structures in p- and i-layer on the performances of amorphous silicon solar cells”, Physica Status Solidi (c) 6 (2009) 696-699.
  3. X. Cao, J.A. Stoke, J. Li, N.J. Podraza, W. Du, X. Yang, D. Attygalle, X. Liao, R. W. Collins, and X. Deng, “Fabrication and Optimization of nc-Si:H N-I-P Solar Cells Using Si:H Phase Diagram Concepts Developed by Real Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry”, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354 (2008) 2397-2402.
  4. W. Du , X. Liao, X. Cao, X. Yang, X. Deng, and K. Sun, “Light-Induced Changes in Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells Deposited at The Edge of Crystallinity”, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354 (2008) 2155-2159.
  5. J.A. Stoke, N.J. Podraza, J. Li, X. Cao, X. Deng, and R.W. Collins, “Advanced Deposition Phase Diagrams for Guiding Si:H-Based Multijunction Solar Cells”,  J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354 (2008) 2435-2439.
  6. J.A. Stoke, L.R. Dahal, J. Li, N.J. Podraza, X. Cao, X. Deng, and R.W. Collins, “Optimization of Si:H Multijunction n-i-p Solar Cells Through The Development of Deposition Phase Diagrams”, Proc. of  33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, 11-16 May 2008, San Diego, CA, USA.4922762abstract
  7. X. Deng, R. W. Collins, X. Liao, X. Cao, D. Attygalle, N. Adiga, C. Das, W. Du, Z. Hu, Y. Ishikawa, T. Kahle, J. Li, N. Podraza, D. Sainju, J. Stoke, S. Wang, X. Xiang, X. Yang,  A. Vijh, and R. Podlesny, “Fabrication and Characterization of High-efficiency Triple-junction Amorphous Silicon Based Solar Cells”, DOE Solar Peer Review 2007, Denver (April 2007).
  8. X. Cao, W. Du, Y. Ishikawa, X. Liao, R. W. Collins, and X. Deng, “Fabrication and Optimization of a-Si:H n-i-p Single-junction Solar Cells with 8 Å/s Intrinsic Layers of Protocrystalline Si:H Materials”, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 989 (2007) 0989-A15-05.
  9. X. Cao, W. Du, X. Yang, and X. Deng, “Fabrication of nc-Si:H n-i-p single-junction solar cells using VHF PECVD at a deposition rate of 10 Å/s”, 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, May 2006, Waikoloa HI (IEEE, Piscataway NJ, 2006).
  10. X. Deng, X. Cao, Y. Ishikawa, W. Du, X. Yang, C. Das, A. Vijh, “Fabrication and characterization of triple-junction amorphous silicon based solar cell with nanocrystalline silicon bottom cell”, 4th World Conf. on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, May 2006, Waikoloa HI (IEEE, Piscataway NJ, 2006).
  11. Y. Ishikawa, X. Cao, W. Du, C. Das, X. Deng, “DC Bias Effect on Nanocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells Deposited under a High Power High Pressure Regime”, 4th World Conf. on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, May 2006, Waikoloa HI (IEEE, Piscataway NJ, 2006).
  12. C. Das, X. Cao, W. Du, X. Yang, Y. Ishikawa, X. Deng, “Effects of hydrogen dilution grading in active layer on performance of nanocrystalline single junction bottom component and corresponding a-Si:H based triple junction solar cells”, 4th World Conf. on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, May 2006, Waikoloa HI (IEEE, Piscataway NJ, 2006).
  13. X. Deng, R. W. Collins, X. Cao, C. Das, W. Du, L. Edwards, Y. Ishikawa, T. Kahle, N. Podraza, H. S. Povolny, D. Sainju, J. Stoke, X. Yang and A. Vijh, “Fabrication and Characterization of Triple-junction Amorphous Silicon Based Solar Cell with Nanocrystalline Silicon Bottom Cell”, DOE Solar Energy Technology Program Review meeting, Denver, CO, November 2, 2005.
  14. X. Cao, H. Povolny, and X. Deng, “Hot-wire deposition of nanocrystallline SiGe films for thin-film Si based solar cells”, Proc. of  31st IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, Orlando, January, 2005.
  15. X. Cao, A. Ladenburger, U. Röder, M. Haupt, R. Sauer, and K. Thonke, “Synthesis of ZnO Nanowires Using A Vapor Transportation Method”, Discussion Meeting SFB 481 & SFB 596 on "Multi-Level Ordering - Molecular Organization for Nanosystems", Kloster Banz, Germany, February, 2003.
  16. Jürgen H. Werner, Xinmin Cao, Titus Rinke, and Ralf B. Bergmann, “Joined-wafer Silicon: A new Technology for Large Area Electronics?” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., (2001) D2.4.