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Enhanced light trapping in solar cells using snow globe coating

Basch, Angelika; Beck, Fiona; Söderström, Thomas; Varlamov, Sergey; Catchpole, Kylie


A novel method, snow globe coating, is found to show significant enhancement of the short circuit current JSC (35%) when applied as a scattering back reflector for polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells. The coating is formed from high refractive index titania particles without containing binder and gives close to 100% reflectance for wavelengths above 400 nm. Snow globe coating is a physicochemical coating method executable in pH neutral media. The mild conditions of this process make...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
DOI: 10.1002/pip.2240


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