Novel techniques to improve the light harvesting of thin film solar cells

Stefania Castelletto, Alberto Boretti

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    Thin film solar cells are novel technologies receiving particular attention for their potentials to produce less expensive and more environmentally friendly renewable electricity from the sun light. This paper reports on different techniques that have been considered to improve the light harvesting, from the plasmonic resonance of noble metal nanoparticles, to the nanoparticles of a different semiconductor with different refractive index and band gap, to the anti-reflection surface textures as moth-eye-like shapes. Results of novel simulations solving the Maxwell's equations are compared to previous simulations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
    EditorsLouay Eldada
    Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9780819491879
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventThin Film Solar Technology IV - San Diego, CA
    Duration: 12 Aug 201213 Aug 2012


    ConferenceThin Film Solar Technology IV
    CitySan Diego, CA


    • Moth eye
    • Nanoparticles
    • Nanostructures
    • Solar cells


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