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Adv Mater. 2015 Apr 1;27(13):2182-8. doi: 10.1002/adma.201405511. Epub 2015 Feb 18.

15.7% Efficient 10-μm-thick crystalline silicon solar cells using periodic nanostructures.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA.

Abstract

Only ten micrometer thick crystalline silicon solar cells deliver a short-circuit current of 34.5 mA cm(-2) and power conversion efficiency of 15.7%. The record performance for a crystalline silicon solar cell of such thinness is enabled by an advanced light-trapping design incorporating a 2D inverted pyramid photonic crystal and a rear dielectric/reflector stack.

KEYWORDS:

light trapping; photonic crystal; silicon photovoltaic; solar cells; ultrathin

PMID:
25692399
DOI:
10.1002/adma.201405511

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