Allen, Thomas; Bullock, James; Cuevas, Andres; Baker-Finch, Simeon; Karouta, Fouad
We report on significant progress towards the application of reactive ion etched (RIE) black silicon (b-Si) as an alternative to the most commonly applied front-side textures utilized in the crystalline silicon photovoltaics industry - random pyramids and isotexture. The as-etched b-Si surface displays approximately 1% front side reflectance weighted across the solar spectrum, outperforming both random pyramids (2.83%) and isotexture (6.06%) with optimized anti-reflection coatings. The b-Si...[Show more]
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