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20 August 2009 Electric transport in 3D photonic crystal intermediate reflectors for micromorph thin-film tandem solar cells
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The progress of 3D photonic intermediate reflectors for micromorph silicon tandem cells towards a first prototype cell is presented. Intermediate reflectors enhance the absorption of spectrally-selected light in the top cell and decrease the current mismatch between both junctions. A numerical method to predict filter properties for optimal current matching is presented. Our device is an inverted opal structure made of ZnO and fabricated using self-organized nanoparticles and atomic layer deposition for conformal coating. In particular, the influence of ZnO-doping and replicated cracks during drying of the opal is discussed with respect to conductivity and optical properties. A first prototype is compared to a state-of-the-art reference cell.
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J. Üpping, A. Bielawny, S. Lee, M. Knez, R. Carius, and R. B. Wehrspohn "Electric transport in 3D photonic crystal intermediate reflectors for micromorph thin-film tandem solar cells", Proc. SPIE 7409, Thin Film Solar Technology, 74090J (20 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824688; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.824688
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