Black silicon solar thin-film microcells integrating top nanocone structures for broadband and omnidirectional light-trapping.

  title={Black silicon solar thin-film microcells integrating top nanocone structures for broadband and omnidirectional light-trapping.},
  author={Zhida Xu and Yuan Yao and Eric Brueckner and Lanfang Li and Jing Jiang and Ralph G. Nuzzo and Gang Logan Liu},
  volume={25 30},
Recently developed classes of monocrystalline silicon solar microcells (μ-cell) can be assembled into modules with characteristics (i.e., mechanically flexible forms, compact concentrator designs, and high-voltage outputs) that would be impossible to achieve using conventional, wafer-based approaches. In this paper, we describe a highly dense, uniform and non-periodic nanocone forest structure of black silicon (bSi) created on optically-thin (30 μm) μ-cells for broadband and omnidirectional… 
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