Silicon nanowire hybrid photovoltaics

Erik C. Garnett, Craig Peters, Mark Brongersma, Yi Cui, Mike McGehee

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Abstract

Silicon nanowire Schottky junction solar cells have been fabricated using n-type silicon nanowire arrays and a spin-coated conductive polymer (PEDOT). The polymer Schottky junction cells show superior surface passivation and open-circuit voltages compared to standard diffused junction cells with native oxide surfaces. External quantum efficiencies up to 88% were measured for these silicon nanowire/PEDOT solar cells further demonstrating excellent surface passivation. This process avoids high temperature processes which allows for low-cost substrates to be used. © 2010 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages934-938
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424458905
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

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