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Fabrication and characterization of c-si solar cells integrated with ordered metallic nanostructure arrays

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7 Author(s)
Liang Huang ; Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, US, 72701 ; Husam Hamza Abu-Safe ; Matthew Young ; Seth Shumate
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In this study we present the fabrication process and characterization techniques to integrate metallic nanostructures on the surface of crystalline Si (c-Si) solar cells. These structures are designed to enhance light trapping at particular wavelengths [2]. Tuning the wavelength to maximize the efficiency can be achieved by changing the sizes and shapes of these structures. A special design of these structures atop c-Si solar cell is expected to affect the absorption near the band gap. These structures have been fabricated by electron beam lithography on c-Si substrates. The processing integration and preliminary characterization results of metallic nanostructures on c-Si solar cells are reported.

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Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2012 38th IEEE

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3-8 June 2012