Arturo Morales - Acevedo

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering,
M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering and M. Sc. in Physics.

Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN
Electrical Engineering Department
Avenida IPN No. 2508
México, D. F. - 07360
Phone: (55) 5747 - 3781


Name: José Arturo Morales-Acevedo
Oaxaca, Oaxaca; México.
Current Position: Full Professor (3-E) of Electrical Engineering at CINVESTAV - IPN (since 1983) and National Research Fellow (Emeritus).
Graduate Degrees: Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering (CINVESTAV - IPN, México), M. Sc. in Physics (Purdue University, USA), and M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering (CINVESTAV-IPN, México).
Bachelor's Degree: Electrical Engineering (ESIME-IPN, México).
Publications in Refereed Scientific Journals and Proceedings: 190   Google h-index: 36
Publications in National Journals and Proceedings: 69
Technical Reports: 21
Participation as speaker in International and National Conferences: 208
Books: Solar Cells - Research and Application Perspectives”, edited by Prof. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, ISBN 978-953-51-1003-3, INTECH  (2013); "
La Electricidad que Viene del Sol: Una Fuente de Energía Limpia", Grupo Editorial Iberoamérica, México, D. F. (1996).
Ph. D. Thesis directed:  15
M. Sc. Thesis directed: 16 (+1 in progress)
B. Sc. Thesis directed:  9

DISTINCTIONS AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES: Currently I am a Fellow of the Mexican System for Scientific Research (Emeritus). I am Associate Editor for Solar Energy Journal (Elsevier) and Journal of Electronic Materials (Springer). I am a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). I received one "Cátedra Patrimonial" for doing research at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (1998-1999). I have been Referee for Journal of Applied Physics, Solar Energy, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells and Progress in Photovoltaics, Materials Research Bulletin, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Thin Solid Films. I am a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC), Sigma-Xi, the Academy of Sciences of New York, IEEE and International Solar Energy Society (ISES). As a Research Engineer at Motorola de México, together with a team of 6 engineers, I won the First place of the Customer Satisfaction Showcase in 1998 for improving the yield of a power semiconductor device. I received a David Ross Fellowship as a graduate student at Purdue University.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: I have organized two International Conferences and one International Workshop in addition to three national scientific conferences. I was the Editor for the publications of the Electrical Engineering Department of CINVESTAV-IPN. I was the Secretary for Physics-Industry Relations of the Sociedad Mexicana de Física (2000-2002). I have evaluated research projects for the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) and UNAM, for the Argentinian Ministry of Science and Technology(MINCyT), COLCIENCIAS in Colombia and for the Panama SENACyT. I have done research at University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France), at the National University of Colombia and at the University of Havana (Cuba). Also, I have been consultant for different companies related with Semiconductor Devices, Solar Cell Technology and Photovoltaics.


  1. G. Santana and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, "Optimization of PECVD SiN:H films for silicon solar cells", Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 60 (2), 135 (2000).
  2. R. Ferro, J. A. Rodriguez, O. Vigil, Arturo Morales-Acevedo and G. Contreras-Puente, "F-doped CdO thin films deposited by spray pyrolysis", Physica Status Solidi (a) 177 (2), 477 (2000).
  3. O. Vigil, L. Vaillant, F. Cruz, G. Santana, Arturo Morales-Acevedo and G. Contreras-Puente,"Spray pyrolysis deposition of cadmium-zinc oxide thin films", Thin Solid Films 361-362, 53 (2000).
  4. G. Contreras-Puente, O. Vigil, M. Ortega-López, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, J. Vidal and M. L. Albor-Aguilera, "New window materials used as heterojunction partners on CdTe Solar Cells", Thin Solid Films 361-362, 378 (2000).
  5. G. Santana, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, A. Martel and L. Hernández, "Gettering Effects by Aluminum upon the dark and illuminated I-V characteristics of n+-p-p+ Silicon Solar Cells", Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 62 (4), 369 (2000).
  6. O. Vigil, F. Cruz, G. Santana, L. Vaillant, Arturo Morales-Acevedo and G. Contreras-Puente, "Influence of post thermal annealing on the properties of sprayed cadmium-zinc oxide thin films", Applied Surface Science 161, 27 (2000).
  7. G. Santana, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, O. Vigil, L. Vaillant, F. Cruz and G. Contreras-Puente, "Structural and optical properties of  (ZnO)x(CdO)1-x thin films obtained by spray pyrolysis", Thin Solid Films 373, 235 (2000).
  8. M. Ortega-López, G. Santana and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, "Optoelectronic Properties of CdO/Si Photodetectors", Solid-State Electronics 44, 1765 (2000).
  9. E. Morales-Sánchez, J. González-Hernández, R. Ramírez-Bon, F. Espinoza-Beltrán, Y. Boroviev, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, P. Gorley, Z. Kovalyuk and P. Horley, “CdTe and Si Solar Cell Performance Comparison in a New System for Solar Energy Conversión and Storage”, Modern Physics Letters B 15, Nos. 17, 18 & 19, 597 (2001).
  10. G. Santana and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Improving n+ p p+ Single Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells by Long High Temperature Al Annealing” Modern Physics Letters B 15, Nos. 17, 18 & 19, 601 (2001).
  11. A. Ponce-Pedraza, J. Carrillo-López and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Poole-Frenkel Electrical Conduction in Silicon Oxynitride Deposited by Low Pressure Chemical Vapour Deposition” Modern Physics Letters B 15, Nos. 17, 18 & 19, 621 (2001).
  12. O. Vigil, F. Cruz, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, G. Contreras-Puente, L. Vaillant, and G. Santana, “Structural and optical properties of annealed CdO thin films prepared by spray pyrolysis”, Materials Chemistry and Physics 68 (1-3), 249 (2001).
  13. Mauricio Ortega-López, Arturo Morales-Acevedo and Omar Solorza-Feria, “Physical properties of AgInS2 films prepared by chemical spray pyrolysis”, Thin Solid Films 385 (1-2), 120 (2001).
  14. Osvaldo Vigil-Galán, Lídice Vaillant, Rogelio Mendoza-Pérez, Gerardo Contreras-Puente, Julio Vidal-Larramendi and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Influence of the growth conditions and postdeposition treatments upon the grain boundary barrier height of  CdTe thin films deposited by Close Space Vapor Transport”, Journal of Applied Physics 90 (7), 3427 (2001).
  15. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, Guillermo Santana and Jesús Carrillo-López, “Thermal Oxidation of Silicon in Nitrous Oxide at High Pressures”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 148 (10), F200-F202 (2001).
  16. René Ferro, José Antonio Rodríguez, Osvaldo Vigil and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Chemical composition and electrical conduction mechanism for CdO:F thin films deposited by spray pyrolysis”, Materials Science & Engineering B 87 (1), 83 (2001).
  17. H. Hernández-Contreras, G. Contreras-Puente, J. Aguilar-Hernández, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, J. Vidal-Larramendi and O. Vigil-Galan, “CdS and CdTe Large Area Thin Films Processed by Radio-Frequency Planar-Magnetron Sputtering”, Thin Solid Films 403-404 (1), 148 (2002).
  18. M. A. García-Hurtado, Arturo Morales-Acevedo and Jesús Carrillo-López, “Stacking Fault Growth Kinetics During Thermal Oxidation of Silicon in N2O at High Temperatures and Pressures”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 149 (7), F73-F75 (2002).
  19. F. Cruz-Gandarilla, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, O. Vigil, M. Hesiquio-Garduño, L. Vaillant and G. Contreras-Puente, “Micro-structural characterization of annealed cadmium-zinc oxide thin films obtained by Spray Pyrolysis”, Materials Chemistry and Physics 78 (3), 840-846 (2003).
  20. J. Aguilar-Hernández, G. Contreras-Puente, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, O. Vigil-Galán,  F. Cruz-Gandarilla, J. Vidal-Larramendi, A. Escamilla-Esquive, H. Hernández-Contreras, M. Hesiquio-Garduño, A. Arias-Carbajal, M. Chavarría-Castañeda and G. Arriaga-Mejía, “Photoluminescence and Structural Properties of CdS Thin Films Grown by Different Techniques”, Semiconductor Science and Technology 18 (2), 111-115 (2003).
  21. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, Guillermo Santana and Eric Morales-Tzompa, “Electronic Conduction in SiO2:N Thin Films Grown by Thermal Oxidation of Silicon in N2O”, Thin Solid Films 436 (2), 477-480 (2003).
  22.  J. A. Godines, A. Villegas, Yu Kudriavtsev, R. Asomoza, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, A. Escamilla, G. Arriaga, H. Hernández-Contreras, G. Contreras-Puente, J. Vidal, M. Chavarría and R. Fragoso-Soriano, “Comparative secondary ion mass spectroscopy analysis of solar cell structures grown by pulsed laser ablation and ion sputtering”, Semiconductor Science and Technology 19, 213 (2004).
  23.  Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Comment on growth kinetics of oxides during furnace oxidation of silicon in N2O ambient”, Journal of Applied Physics 95 (4), 2192 (2004).
  24. O. Vigil-Galán, G. Santana-Rodríguez, J. Vidal-Larramendi, G. Contreras-Puente, R. Mendoza-Perez, M. Hernández-Bojórquez y Arturo Morales Acevedo, "Influencia del tratamiento térmico con CdCl2 sobre las características finales de las celdas solares CdS/CdTe procesadas por transporte de vapor en espacio cercano", Revista Mexicana de Física 50 (4), 353-357 (2004).
  25. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, G. Francisco Pérez-Sánchez and Marco A. García-Hurtado, “On the role of O2 during the thermal oxynitridation of silicon in N2O at high pressure and temperature”, Semiconductor Science and Technology 19, 1207-1212 (2004).
  26. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Diseño Óptimo y Realización de Celdas Solares de Silicio para Producción Industrial - Estado del Arte de la Investigación en México”, Revista Mexicana de Física 50 (5), 431-442 (2004).
  27. R.  Mendoza-Pérez, G. Santana-Rodríguez, J. Sastre-Hernández, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, A. Arias-Carbajal, O. Vigil-Galan and G. Contreras-Puente, “Effects of thiourea concentration on CdS thin films grown by Chemical Bath Deposition for CdTe solar cells”, Thin Solid Films 480-481, 173-176 (2005).
  28. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Comment on ‘The photocapacitor: An efficient self-charging capacitor for direct storage of solar energy’ [Appl. Phys. Lett. 85 (17), 3932 (2004)]”, Appl. Phys. Lett.  86, 196101 (2005).
  29. O. Vigil-Galán, A. Arias-Carbajal, R. Mendoza-Pérez, E. Moreno-García, G. Contreras-Puente and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Improving the efficiency of CdS/CdTe solar cells by varying the thiourea/CdCl2 ratio in the CdS Chemical Bath”, Semiconductor Science and Technology 20, 819-822 (2005).
  30. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Physical Basis for the Design of CdS/CdTe thin film Solar Cells”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 90, 678-685 (2006).
  31. J. N. Ximello-Quiebras, G. Contreras-Puente, G. Rueda-Morales, G. Santana-Rodríguez and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Properties of CdS thin films grown by CBD as a function of thiourea concentration”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 90, 727-732 (2006).
  32. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Editorial of the Solar Renewable Energy News International Conference (SREN-2005) special issue”, Solar Energy 627-628 (2006).
  33. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Thin Film CdS/CdTe Solar Cells: Research Perspectives”, Solar Energy 675-681 (2006).
  34. R. Mendoza-Pérez, J. Aguilar-Hernández, J. Sastre-Hernández, N. Ximello-Quiebras, G. Contreras-Puente, G. Santana-Rodríguez, O. Vigil-Galán, E. Moreno-García and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Photoluminescence characteristics of CdS layers deposited in a chemical bath and their correlation to CdS/CdTe solar cell performance”, Solar Energy 682-686 (2006).
  35. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Can we improve the record efficiency of CdS/CdTe solar cells?”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 90, 2213-2220 (2006).
  36. O. Vigil-Galán, A. Arias-Carbajal, R. Mendoza-Pérez, G. Santana, J. Sastré-Hernández, G. Contreras-Puente, Arturo Morales-Acevedo and M. Tufiño-Velázquez, ”Spectral response of CdS/CdTe solar cells obtained with different S/Cd ratios for the CdS chemical bath”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 90, 2221-2227 (2006).

37.  E. Pincik, H. Kobayashi, J. Rusnak, M. Takahashi, R. Brunner, M. Jergel, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, L. Ortega, J. Kakos, “Passivation of Si and a-Si:H surfaces by thin oxide and oxy-nitride layers”, Applied Surface Science 252, 7713-7721 (2006).

  1. O. Vigil-Galán, E. Sánchez-Meza, C. M. Ruiz, J. Sastré-Hernández, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, F. Cruz-Gandarilla, J. Aguilar-Hernández, E. Saucedo, G. Contreras-Puente, V. Bermúdez, “Physical properties of Bi doped CdTe thin films grown by CSVT and their influence on the CdS/CdTe solar cells PV-properties”, Thin Solid Films 515, 5819–5823 (2007).
  2. O. Vigil-Galán, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, F. Cruz-Gandarilla, M. G. Jiménez-Escamilla, J. Aguilar-Hernández, G. Contreras-Puente, J.  Sastré-Hernández, E. Sánchez-Meza, M. L. Ramón-Garcia, “Characterization of CBD–CdS layers with different S/Cd ratios in the chemical bath and their relation with the efficiency of CdS/CdTe solar cells”, Thin Solid Films 515, 6085–6088 (2007).
  3. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, Osvaldo Vigil-Galán, Jorge Aguilar-Hernández, Miguel Tufiño-Velázquez, Estela Calixto and Gerardo Contreras-Puente, “Current research of CdS thin films for their application to solar cells”, chapter in the book: Focus on Semiconductor Research, edited by Kenneth G. Sachs, Nova Science Publishers Inc. (2007), ISBN: 1-60021-579-3.
  4. M. Estela Calixto, M. Tufiño-Velázquez, G. Contreras-Puente, O. Vigil-Galán, M.  Jiménez-Escamilla, R. Mendoza-Perez, J. Sastré-Hernández, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Study of chemical bath deposited CdS bi-layers and their performance in CdS/CdTe solar cell applications”, Thin Solid Films 516, 7004–7007 (2008).
  5. O. Koudriavtseva, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, Yu. Kudriavtsev, S. Gallardo, R. Asomoza, R. Mendoza-Perez, J. Sastre-Hernandez, G. Contreras-Puente, “SIMS depth profiling analysis of halogens in CdTe/CdS/TSO solar cells using Cs2M+ cluster ions”, Applied Surface Science 255, 1423-1426 (2008).
  6. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Effective absorption coefficient for graded band-gap semiconductors and the expected photocurrent density in solar cells”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 93, 41-44 (2009).
  7. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, "Lateral Current Effects on the Voltage Distribution in the Emitter of Solar Cells Under Concentrated Sunlight", Solar Energy 83, 456-461 (2009).
  8. Juan Manuel Peza-Tapia, Arturo Morales-Acevedo and Mauricio Ortega-López, “Electrical characterization of Al, Ag and In contacts on CuInS2 thin films deposited by spray pyrolysis”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 93, 544-548 (2009).
  9.  Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Variable band-gap semiconductors as the basis of new solar cells”, Solar Energy 83, 1466–1471 (2009).
  10. Norberto Hernández-Como and ArturoMorales-Acevedo, “Simulation of hetero-junction silicon solar cells with AMPS-1D”, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 94, 62-67 (2010).
  11. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “A Simple Model of Graded Band-Gap CuInGaSe2 Solar Cells”, Energy Procedia 2, 169-176 (2010).
  12. Gerardo Francisco Pérez-Sánchez and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Electrode optimization for bulk acoustic wave resonators based on ZnO”, Materials Science and Engineering B 174, 50-54 (2010).
  13. B. Vidhya, S. Velumani, Jesús A. Arenas-Alatorre, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, R. Asomoza, J. A. Chavez-Carvayar, “Structural studies of mechano-chemically synthesized CuIn1−xGaxSe2 nanoparticles”, Materials Science and Engineering B 174, 216-221 (2010).
  14. Norberto Hernández-Como, Arturo Morales-Acevedo and Y. Matsumoto, “I–V characteristics of a-Si–c-Si hetero-junction diodes made by hot wire CVD”, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 95, 1996-2000 (2011).
  15. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Analytical model for the photocurrent of solar cells based on graded band-gap CdZnTe thin films”, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 95, 2837-2841 (2011).
  16. W. Rivera, C. Gálvez, X. Velasco, A. Morales-Acevedo, “Control de la fotoluminiscencia de Silicio Poroso por oxidación anódica en solución de C2H5OH/HF”, Revista Colombiana de Física 41 (2), 369-372 (2011).
  17. J. Sastré-Hernández, M. E. Calixto, M. Tufiño-Velazquez, G. Contreras-Puente, A. Morales-Acevedo, G. Casados-Cruz, M.A. Hernández-Pérez, M. L. Albor-Aguilera and R. Mendoza-Pérez, “Cu(InGa)Se2 thin films processed by co-evaporation and their application into solar cells”, Revista Mexicana de Física 57, 441-445 (2011).
  18. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, Norberto Hernández-Como and G. Casados-Cruz, “Modeling Solar Cells: A Method for Improving their Efficiency”, Materials Science and Engineering B 177, 1430-1435 (2012).
  19. Arturo Morales-Acevedo and Gaspar Casados-Cruz, “Forecasting the Development of Different Solar Cell Technologies,” International Journal of Photoenergy, Article ID 202747, 5 pages (2013),
  20. F. Chávez, G. F. Pérez-Sánchez, O. Goiz, P. Zaca-Morán, R. Peña-Sierra, A. Morales-Acevedo, C. Felipe, M. Soledad-Priego “Sensing performance of palladium-functionalized WO3 nanowires by a drop-casting method”, Applied Surface Science 275, 28-35 (2013).
  21.  Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Oportunidades de Colaboración Científica con Centro América y el Caribe: Propuesta de una Red Regional de Investigación y Desarrollo en Energía”, Revista Mexicana de Física S59 (2), 52–55 (2013).
  22. Enrique J. Tinajero-Pérez, Jesús Ezequiel Molinar-Solis, Rodolfo Z. García-Lozano, Pedro Rosales-Quintero, Jose M. Rocha-Perez, Alejandro Diaz-Sanchez, and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Fowler-Nordheim Tunneling Characterization on Poly1-Poly2 Capacitors for the Implementation of Analog Memories in CMOS 0.5 μm Technology”, Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, Volume 2014, Article ID 632785, 7 pages, (2014),
  23.  G.F. Pérez-Sánchez, F. Chávez, D. Cortés-Salinas, P. Zaca-Morán, A. Morales-Acevedo, R. Peña-Sierra, O. Goiz, A.T. Huerta, “Synthesis of In-In2O3 microstructures by close-spaced vapor transport (CSVT) and their transformation to In2O3 nanobelts at low temperature”, Vacuum (2014),
  24. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Forecasting future energy demand: Electrical energy in Mexico as an example case”, Energy Procedia 782-790 (2014), doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.10.286.
  25. Horacio León-Camacho, Arturo Morales-Acevedo and Bruno Gandlgruber, “Methodology for evaluating climate change adaptive capacities when using decentralized renewable energies”, Energy Procedia 791-800 (2014), doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.10.287.
  26. Edgar Roberto Sandoval García and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Optimizing the energy portfolio of the Mexican electricity sector by 2050 considering CO2eq emissions and Life Cycle Assessment”, Energy Procedia 850-859 (2014), doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.10.294.
  27. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Design of very thin CdTe Solar Cells with high efficiency”, Energy Procedia 3051-3057 (2014), doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.001.
  28. M. A. Ruiz-Preciado, A. Kassiba, A. Morales-Acevedo and M. Makowska-Janusik, “Vibrational and Electronic Peculiarities of NiTiO3 nanostructures inferred from first principle calculations”, Royal Society of Chemistry Advances (2015),
  29. Roberto Bernal-Correa, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, Álvaro Pulzara Mora, Jorge Montes Monsalve, Máximo López López, “Design of AlxGa1-xAs/GaAs/InyGa1-yAs triple junction solar cells with anti-reflective coating”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing (2015),
  30. A. Ruiz-Preciado, A. Kassiba, A. Gibaud, A. Morales-Acevedo, “Comparison of nickel titanate (NiTiO3) powders synthesized by sol–gel and solid state reaction”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing (2015),
  31. Arturo Méndez-López, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, Yuliana de Jesús Acosta-Silva, Hironori Katagiri, Yasuhiro Matsumoto, Orlando Zelaya-Angel, and Mauricio Ortega-López, “Study of the synthesis of self-assembled tin disulfide nanoparticles prepared by a low-cost process”, Phys. Status Solidi C, 1–4 (2015),
  32. N. Hernandez-Como, A. Morales-Acevedo, M. Aleman, I. Mejia, M.A. Quevedo-Lopez, “Al-doped ZnO thin films deposited by confocal sputtering as electrodes in ZnO-based thin-film transistors”, Microelectronic Engineering 150 (25), 26-31 (2016),
  33. R. Bernal-Correa, A. Morales-Acevedo, J. Montes-Monsalve and A. Pulzara-Mora, “Design of the TCO (ZnO:Al) thickness for glass/TCO/CdS/CIGS/Mo solar cells”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49 (2016) 125601,
  34. M. A. Ruiz-Preciado, A. Bulou, M. Makowska-Janusik, A. Gibaud, A. Morales-Acevedo and A. Kassiba, “Nickel titanate (NiTiO3) thin films: RF-sputtering synthesis and investigation of related features for photocatalysis”, CrystEngComm (2016),
  35. A. Méndez-López, A. Morales-Acevedo, Y. J. Acosta-Silva, and M. Ortega-López, “Synthesis and Characterization of Colloidal CZTS Nanocrystals by a Hot-Injection Method”, Journal of Nanomaterials, vol. 2016, Article ID 7486094, 7 pages (2016). doi:10.1155/2016/7486094.
  36. J. I. Montes-Monsalve, A. Morales-Acevedo, R. Bernal-Correa and A. Pulzara-Mora, “Characterization of CuInSe2 thin films obtained by RF-Magnetron co-sputtering from CuSe and In targets”, Chalcogenide Letters 13 (8), 381-388 (2016),
  37. Armando Acevedo-Luna, Roberto Bernal-Correa, Jorge Montes-Monsalve, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Design of thin film solar cells based on a unified simple analytical model”, Journal of Applied Research and Technology 15 (2017) 599–608,
  38. M. A. Ruiz-Preciado, A. A. Flores Caballero, A. Manzo Robledo and A. Morales-Acevedo, “Nanostructured NiTiO3 as a Catalytic Material for Methanol Electrochemical Oxidation in Alkaline Conditions”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 165 (3) H84-H90 (2018),
  39. Armando Acevedo‑Luna, Arturo Morales‑Acevedo, “Study of validity of the single-diode model for solar cells by I–V curves parameters extraction using a simple numerical method”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 29(18), 15284-15290 (2018),
  40. Isaac Montes‑Valenzuela, Francisco Perez‑Sanchez, Arturo Morales‑Acevedo, “Structural, optical and photoluminescence properties of hybrid metal–organic halide perovskite thin films prepared by a single step solution method”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 29(18), 15404-15410 (2018),
  41. Santiago Torres-Jaramillo, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, Roberto Bernal-Correa, Alvaro Pulzara-Mora, “Optimizing two and four-terminal CuGaSe2/CuInGaSe2 tandem solar cells for achieving high efficiencies”, Optik 175, 71-77 (2018),
  42. Carlos A Hernández-Gutiérrez, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, Dagoberto Cardona, Gerardo Contreras-Puente, Máximo López-López, “Analysis of the performance of InxGa1-xN based solar cells”, SN App. Sci. 1, 628 (2019),
  43. K. Gutierrez Z-B, P. G. Zayas-Bazán, F. de Moure-Flores, D. Jiménez-Olarte, J. Sastré-Hernández, C. A. Hernández-Gutiérrez, J. R. Aguilar-Hernández, C. Mejía-García, A. Morales-Acevedo, G. Contreras-Puente, “Development of a CdCl2 thermal treatment process for improving CdS/CdTe ultrathin solar cells”, J Mater Sci: Mater Electron 30 (18), 16932-16938 (2019),
  44. Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Ultra-thin perovskite solar cells analytical model involving radiative and nonradiative carrier recombination mechanisms”, Physica Status Solidi B 256 (12), 1900340 (2019),
  45. José L. Díaz-Bernabé and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Experimental study of the equivalence of the Adaptive Incremental Conductance (AIC) and the Adaptive Perturb & Observe (APO) algorithms for PV systems maximum power tracking”, IEEE Latin America Transactions 17 (8), 1237-1243 (2019),
  46. J. Sastré-Hernández, R. Mendoza-Pérez, M. L. Albor-Aguilera, D. Jiménez-Olarte, G. Santana, M. Tufiño-Velázquez, A. Morales-Acevedo, G. Contreras-Puente, “Systematized and simplified processing of CuInGaSe2 thin films to be applied to solar cells”, Chalcogenide Letters 17 (2), 69-76 (2020),
  47. Isaac Montes-Valenzuela, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Structural and optical properties of metal-organic halide perovskite thin films for varying methylammonium chloride and iodide concentrations in the precursor solution”, Thin Solid Films 707, 138067 (2020),
  48. Roberto Bernal-Correa and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Spectral reflectance optimization for planar perovskite solar cells”, Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics 227, 165973 (2021),
  49. Santiago Torres-Jaramillo, Roberto Bernal-Correa and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Improved design of InGaP/GaAs//Si tandem solar cells”, EPJ Photovoltaics 12, 1 (2021),
  50. Onyekachi Nwakanma, S. Velumani and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Review on the effects due to alkali metals on copper-indium-gallium-selenide solar cells”, Materials Today Energy 20, 100617 (2021),
  51. Enrique Cabello-Vargas, Azucena Escobedo-Izquierdo and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Review on Rural Energy Access Policies”, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy 11 (5), 157-171 (2021),
  52. Mariano Birlaín-Escalante, Jorge Islas-Samperio, Ángel de la Vega-Navarro and Arturo Morales-Acevedo, “Development and Upstream Integration of the Photovoltaic Industry Value Chain in Mexico”, Energies 16, 2072 (2023),
  53. Roberto-Bernal-Correa, Arturo Morales-Acevedo, Jorge Montes-Monsalve, “Estimating the Performance of Solar Cells with Luminescent Down-Shifting Layers”, Phys. Scrip. 98, 065904 (2023),
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