Giant efficiency enhancement of GaAs solar cells with graded antireflection layers based on syringelike ZnO nanorod arrays

Li Ko Yeh*, Kun Yu Lai, Guan Jhong Lin, Po Han Fu, Hung Chih Chang, Chin An Lin, Jr-Hau He

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Abstract

An effective antireflection coating of syringelike ZnO NRAs is demonstrated for GaAs solar cells. Energy conversion efficiency is significantly enhanced by up to 32%. GaAs is focussed on as a model system, but the hydrothermal growth of syringelike ZnO nanostructures is readily compatible with the existing processes in the photovoltaic industry, and highly applicable for various types of solar cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)506-510
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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