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Effective light trapping in polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells by means of rear localized surface plasmons

Ouyang, Zi; Pillai, Supriya; Beck, Fiona; Kunz, Oliver; Varlamov, Sergey; Catchpole, Kylie R.; Campbell, Patrick; Green, Martin A.


Significant photocurrent enhancement has been achieved for evaporated solid-phase-crystallized polycrystalline siliconthin-filmsolar cells on glass, due to light trapping provided by Agnanoparticles located on the rear siliconsurface of the cells. This configuration takes advantage of the high scattering cross-section and coupling efficiency of rear-located particles formed directly on the optically dense silicon layer. We report short-circuit current enhancement of 29% due to Agnanoparticles,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-07-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1063/1.3460288


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