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Influence of interface morphologies on amorphous silicon thin film solar cells prepared on randomly textured substrates
Abstract The influence of the interface morphologies on amorphous silicon thin-film solar cells prepared on randomly textured substrates was studied. A simple three-dimensional geometrical model wasExpand
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Random versus periodic: Determining light trapping of randomly textured thin film solar cells by the superposition of periodic surface textures
Abstract A simple method is developed to determine the light trapping properties of arbitrarily textured solar cells with high accuracy. The method allows for determining the quantum efficiency andExpand
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Enhanced photon management in silicon thin film solar cells with different front and back interface texture
Light trapping and photon management of silicon thin film solar cells can be improved by a separate optimization of the front and back contact textures. A separate optimization of the front and backExpand
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On the potential of light trapping in multiscale textured thin film solar cells
Abstract The light propagation in multiscale textured thin film silicon solar cells is studied experimentally and numerically. The short circuit current and energy conversion efficiency of multiscaleExpand
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Optical enhancement and losses of pyramid textured thin-film silicon solar cells
The optical enhancement and losses of microcrystalline thin-film silicon solar cells with periodic pyramid textures were investigated. Using a finite difference time domain algorithm, the opticalExpand
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Plasmonic effects in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells with metal back contacts.
Plasmonic effects in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells with randomly textured metal back contact were investigated experimentally and numerically. The influence of different metal back contactsExpand
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Analyzing nanotextured transparent conductive oxides for efficient light trapping in silicon thin film solar cells
Nanotextured contact layers are used in silicon thin film solar cells for increasing the short circuit current and conversion efficiency. We developed an approach to analyze random nanotexturedExpand
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Analyzing periodic and random textured silicon thin film solar cells by Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis
A simple and fast method was developed to determine the quantum efficiency and short circuit current of thin-film silicon solar cells prepared on periodically or randomly textured surfaces. TheExpand
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From randomly self-textured substrates to highly efficient thin film solar cells: Influence of geometric interface engineering on light trapping, plasmonic losses and charge extraction
Abstract An approach that models the fabrication and enables the characterization of randomly self-textured silicon thin film solar cells is developed and are compared to experimental results. TheExpand
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On the interplay of interface morphology and microstructure of high-efficiency microcrystalline silicon solar cells
Abstract The relationship between light trapping and microstructure of high-efficiency microcrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells on honeycomb textured substrates is investigated by experiments,Expand
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