Photocurrent enhancements in amorphous silicon solar cells by embedded metallic nanoparticles

C. I. Ho, C. H. Yang, C. J. Huang, D. J. Yeh, Y. S. Chu, C. Y. Hsueh, W. C. Tu, T. Y. Ma, S. C. Lee

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Abstract

In this paper, we report an effective and simple method of enhancing light trapping in a-Si:H solar cells by placing Au nanoparticles at the interface between a-Si:H solar cells and top ITO contact. Compared to a similar cell without embedded Au nanoparticles, a 42.7% increase in energy conversion efficiency and a 49.1% increase in short circuit current density are observed. AFM measurements prove that Au nanoparticles are successfully embedded at the interface between a-Si:H solar cells and top ITO contact.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgram - 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010
Pages1505-1507
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 20
Event35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2010 Jun 202010 Jun 25

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period10-06-2010-06-25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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