Interface management of silicon-nanowire based hybrid solar cells through facile solution-processed oxidation

Shih Hsiu Chen, Ta Cheng Wei, Tsung Yen Wu, Chia Yun Chen

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Abstract

Surface recombination of photogenerated carriers turned to be critical issues against the realization of high-performance nanowire-based solar cells. To overcome it, the strategy toward passivating nanowire surfaces was essential where the improvement of minority carrier lifetime was identified in recent years; instead, the examinations of optical management as well as charge-transfer resistance at heterojunction were still limited. In this study, we herein investigated the facile, inexpensive and reliable HNO3-based chemical passivation that directly introduced SiOx coating on Si nanowires. By adjusting the oxidation durations, the cell performance exhibited the improved conversion efficiency with more than 39% of efficiency enhancement than reference cells. Impacts of light harvesting and charge separation characteristics on cell performances were in-depth envisioned.

Original languageEnglish
Article number130967
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume307
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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