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Journal of Nanophotonics

Optimal design of intermediate reflector layer in micromorph silicon thin-film solar cells
Author(s): Ahmed E. Khalifa; Hamdy Abd Elhamid; Mohamed A. Swillam
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Paper Abstract

An intermediate reflector layer (IRL) serves as a spectrally selective layer between the top amorphous cell and bottom nanocrystalline cell in a micromorph silicon thin-film solar cell. In this paper, an IRL periodic design is proposed to achieve better conversion efficiency using thin active layers. The optically simulated short circuit current reaches 13.62  mA/cm2 and three-dimensional electrical analysis shows a promising result. The design methodology used in this paper can be easily applied to different types of IRL materials and extended to triple thin-films solar cells. Finally, the results are compared with state-of-the-art design and further enhancement factors are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2016
PDF: 9 pages
J. Nanophoton. 10(4) 046006 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.10.046006
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 10, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Ahmed E. Khalifa, The American Univ. in Cairo (Egypt)
Hamdy Abd Elhamid, The American Univ. in Cairo (Egypt)
Mohamed A. Swillam, The American Univ. in Cairo (Egypt)


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