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 publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics, PV 2011 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2 Nov 20113 Nov 2011

Other

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

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Plasmons
Texturing
Silicon solar cells
electromagnetic absorption
Photonic crystals
acceleration (physics)
plasmons
Light absorption
Nanostructures
solar cells
photonics
Crystalline materials
Silicon
silicon
cells
crystals
Costs

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., ... Poortmans, J. (2011). Decreasing the thickness of crystalline-silicon solar cells below 40 μm and increasing their light absorption with surface nanostructures. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers

Decreasing the thickness of crystalline-silicon solar cells below 40 μm and increasing their light absorption with surface nanostructures. / Depauw, V.; El Daif, O.; Van Gestel, D.; Van Nieuwenhuysen, K.; Trompoukis, C.; Dross, F.; Gordon, I.; Poortmans, J.

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2011.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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 Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics, PV 2011, Austin, TX, United States, 2/11/11.
Depauw V, El Daif O, Van Gestel D, Van Nieuwenhuysen K, Trompoukis C, Dross F et al. Decreasing the thickness of crystalline-silicon solar cells below 40 μm and increasing their light absorption with surface nanostructures. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2011
Depauw, V. ; El Daif, O. ; Van Gestel, D. ; Van Nieuwenhuysen, K. ; Trompoukis, C. ; Dross, F. ; Gordon, I. ; Poortmans, J. / Decreasing the thickness of crystalline-silicon solar cells below 40 μm and increasing their light absorption with surface nanostructures. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2011.
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