Low-temperature grown indium oxide nanowire-based antireflection coatings for multi-crystalline silicon solar cells

Yu Cian Wang, Chih Yao Chen, Cheng Wen Kuo, Ta Ming Kuan, Cheng Yeh Yu, I. Chen Chen

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Abstract

Light harvesting by indium oxide nanowires (InO NWs) as an antireflection layer on multi-crystalline silicon (mc-Si) solar cells has been investigated. The low-temperature growth of InO NWs was performed in electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasma with an O2–Ar system using indium nanocrystals as seed particles via the self-catalyzed growth mechanism. The size-dependence of antireflection properties of InO NWs was studied. A considerable enhancement in short-circuit current (from 35.39 to 38.33 mA cm−2) without deterioration of other performance parameters is observed for mc-Si solar cells coated with InO NWs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2259-2263
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Volume213
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • antireflection
  • indium oxide
  • nanowires
  • plasma-assisted growth
  • silicon
  • solar cells

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