21 December 2016 Performance enhancement of InAs quantum dots solar cells by using nanostructured antireflection coating with hydrophobic properties
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Enhancement of the performance of an InAs quantum dots (QDs) solar cell was investigated by using a nanostructured antireflection coating with hydrophobic properties. The surface modification was performed by growing ZnO nanoneedles on top of an InAs QDs solar cell’s surface, then the nanoneedles’ hydrophobicity treatment was achieved by using stearic acid. The QDs solar cell’s performance remarkably improved by 50% as noticed in the power conversion efficiency, external quantum efficiency, and spectral response after the surface modification. Additionally, the contact angle of the hydrophobic surface was found to be 153 deg.
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Yahia F. Makableh, Yahia F. Makableh, Ahmad I. Nusir, Ahmad I. Nusir, Haley Morris, Haley Morris, Kelly McKenzie, Kelly McKenzie, Omar Manasreh, Omar Manasreh, } "Performance enhancement of InAs quantum dots solar cells by using nanostructured antireflection coating with hydrophobic properties," Journal of Nanophotonics 10(4), 046018 (21 December 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.10.046018 . Submission: Received: 15 August 2016; Accepted: 29 November 2016
Received: 15 August 2016; Accepted: 29 November 2016; Published: 21 December 2016
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