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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science|
|State||Published - 1 Aug 2016|
- indium oxide
- plasma-assisted growth
- solar cells