Improved fabrication of metal nanoparticles for photovoltaic applications

Tristan L. Temple*

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Abstract

Metal nanoparticles can increase the absorption of light within semiconductors and hence improve the efficiency of solar cells. Thermal dewetting is a low cost and large area nanoparticle fabrication technique that is readily integrated into solar cell fabrication lines. The downside of this technique is that is offers very little control over the surface coverage and threedimensional shape of the nanoparticles. We demonstrate that ion beam milling and high temperature anneal can be used to gain control of these properties, thus allowing further optimization of the optical properties of metal nanoparticles for solar cell applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight, energy and the environment : OSA Technical Digest
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781557527561
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2014
EventOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2014 - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 2 Dec 20145 Dec 2014

Other

OtherOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2014
CountryAustralia
CityCanberra
Period2/12/145/12/14

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    Temple, T. L. (2014). Improved fabrication of metal nanoparticles for photovoltaic applications. In Light, energy and the environment : OSA Technical Digest (pp. 1-3). [p.JW6A.22] Optical Society of America (OSA).