Antireflection with graphene oxide

Liang Chun Chen, Chun Tien Yu, Yu Chang Peng, Jing Jie Hung, Hung Ming Chang, Shien Der Tzeng, Chih Ming Wang, Chun Chieh Lin, Chu Hsuan Lin

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Graphene oxide (GO) obtained by chemical exfoliation exhibits a quasi-2D structure. Its refractive index is very close to the theoretically predicted best refractive index for a single antireflection coating layer between air and Si. The robust honeycomb plane structure of GO makes it a promising mask candidate for surface texturizing. Here, we demonstrate different GO distributions on Si, and report the reflection properties before and after etching. For an etched Si substrate with suitable GO coating, the reflectance reached 2.1% at 667 nm. Preliminary 1.5-min-long etching of a p+nn+ solar cell with a GO mask boosted the efficiency from 7.09% to 7.55%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-18
Number of pages11
JournalOptical Materials Express
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016


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