Jennifer Teixeira

Staff Researcher
Nanofabrication for Optoelectronic Applications

Jennifer is a Staff Researcher at Nanofabrication for Optoelectronic Applications group, where her research involves topics such as fundamental characterization of charge carrier dynamics in complex semiconductors for energy applications and development of passivation/light management schemes for novel solar cells’ architectures.

Jennifer holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Aveiro. She dedicated her research to understanding the impact of absorbers’ electronic structure on chalcogenide (ultra)thin-film solar cells’ performance. Jennifer trusts that a solid fundamental knowledge of materials’ properties is critical for continuously fostering innovative materials through the rational use of natural resources to meet the urge for sustainable energy solutions, suiting the circular economy principle.

Selected Publications

  • M. A. Curado et al.
    Front passivation of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells using Al2O3: Culprits and benefits
    AAppl. Mater. Today 21, 100867 (2020)
  • J. P. Teixeira et al.
    Evidence of Limiting Effects of Fluctuating Potentials on VOC of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin-Film Solar Cells
    Phys. Rev. Applied 11, p. 054013 (2019)
  • J. P. Teixeira et al.,
    Radiative transitions in highly doped and compensated chalcopyrites and kesterites: The case of Cu2ZnSnS4
    Phys. Rev. B 90, p. 2352 (2014)