Silicon filaments in silicon oxide for next-generation photovoltaics.

@article{Cuony2012SiliconFI,
  title={Silicon filaments in silicon oxide for next-generation photovoltaics.},
  author={Peter Cuony and Duncan T L Alexander and Ivan Perez-Wurfl and Matthieu Despeisse and Gr{\'e}gory Bugnon and Mathieu Boccard and Thomas Soederstroem and A{\"i}cha Hessler-Wyser and C{\'e}cile H{\'e}bert and Christophe Ballif},
  journal={Advanced materials},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={1182-6}
}
Nanometer wide silicon filaments embedded in an amorphous silicon oxide matrix are grown at low temperatures over a large area. The optical and electrical properties of these mixed-phase nanomaterials can be tuned independently, allowing for advanced light management in high efficiency thin-film silicon solar cells and for band-gap tuning via quantum confinement in third-generation photovoltaics. 
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