Decreasing the thickness of crystalline-silicon solar cells below 40 μm and increasing their light absorption with surface nanostructures

V. Depauw, O. El Daif, D. Van Gestel, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, C. Trompoukis, F. Dross, I. Gordon, J. Poortmans

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    Abstract

    Three methods for fabricating crystalline-silicon solar cells thinner than 40 μm are presented together with the integration of three nanostructuring schemes - texturing, photonic crystals, plasmons - to boost their light absorption and open new paths for lower-cost silicon cells.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOptical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics, PV 2011
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
    EventOptical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics, PV 2011 - Austin, TX, United States
    Duration: 2 Nov 20113 Nov 2011

    Publication series

    NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
    ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

    Other

    OtherOptical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics, PV 2011
    CountryUnited States
    CityAustin, TX
    Period2/11/113/11/11

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Instrumentation
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Depauw, V., El Daif, O., Van Gestel, D., Van Nieuwenhuysen, K., Trompoukis, C., Dross, F., Gordon, I., & Poortmans, J. (2011). Decreasing the thickness of crystalline-silicon solar cells below 40 μm and increasing their light absorption with surface nanostructures. In Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics, PV 2011 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).