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Simulation of a silicon nanowire array texturing structure for photovoltaic device
Author(s): K. Kirah
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Paper Abstract

We have simulated a photovoltaic (PV) pn junction where a texturing structure from Silicon nanowires (NWs) is added. While the NWs diameter was kept constant at a value of 100 nm, their lengths were varied over the range from 1 μm to 100 μm. A noticeable enhancement in the device efficiency is found. This improvement is due to that the added texture has significantly decreased the optical reflectance and increased the optical absorption of the surface.

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Date Published: 9 August 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8793, Fourth International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 87931P (9 August 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026775
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K. Kirah, Univ. Française d'Égypte (Egypt)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8793:
Fourth International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
Jayantha A. Epaarachchi; Alan Kin-tak Lau; Jinsong Leng, Editor(s)

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