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Optimization of the fabricated silicon nanowires for energy-harvesting applications
Author(s): Sara H. Abel Razek Mohamed; Nageh K. Allam; Mohamed A. Swillam
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Paper Abstract

The vertically aligned Silicon nanowires are fabricated with optimized dimensions for energy applications. These nanowires are single crystalline with nanoscale diameter and micro scale length. These nanowires are fabricated in arrays for ultra wide band of absorption over all the visible domain. Unlike bulk silicon, the experimental measurements of these nanowires demonstrate maximum light absorption over ultra wide range of incident angles. Hence, these nanowires are considered as excellent candidate for cheap energy harvesting without antireflection coatings. Our experimental measurements have been also verified through electromagnetic simulations using finite difference time domain simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9358, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices IV, 93580S (16 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2078373
Show Author Affiliations
Sara H. Abel Razek Mohamed, The American Univ. in Cairo (Egypt)
Nageh K. Allam, The American Univ. in Cairo (Egypt)
Mohamed A. Swillam, The American Univ. in Cairo (Egypt)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9358:
Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices IV
Alexandre Freundlich; Jean-François Guillemoles; Masakazu Sugiyama, Editor(s)

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