∼23% increase in efficiency of 100 nm thin film a-si solar cells using combination of Si/InN and Au nanoparticles

Farsad Imtiaz Chowdhury, Aaesha Alnuaimi, Sabri Alkis, Ali K. Okyay, Munir H Nayfeh, Ammar Nayfeh

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Abstract

In this work we report 23% increase in efficiency of n-i-p a-Si:H cells using Si, InN and Au nanoparticles. These cells shows an average improvement of 24.54% in short circuit current. The coated cells also reduce the reflection by 2.7% compared to reference cell between 300-800 nm, which indicates light is getting scattered by these nanoparticles. EQE and IQE analysis show that the overall enhancement can be attributed to photon energy downshifting with a reduction in reflectivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479979448
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 2015
Event42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2015Jun 19 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015

Other

Other42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period6/14/156/19/15

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Keywords

  • downshifting
  • nanoparticles
  • scattering
  • solar cells
  • spin coating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Chowdhury, F. I., Alnuaimi, A., Alkis, S., Okyay, A. K., Nayfeh, M. H., & Nayfeh, A. (2015). ∼23% increase in efficiency of 100 nm thin film a-si solar cells using combination of Si/InN and Au nanoparticles. In 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015 [7356306] (2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7356306