24 September 2013 Bioinspired pit texturing of silicon solar cell surfaces
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In order to improve the light-harvesting capability of silicon solar cells, bioinspired texturing of the exposed surface was investigated. The texture has a pit topology, which is the negative of a previously analyzed bioinspired hillock texture. Multifrequency numerical simulations of the light-coupling efficiency were carried out within the framework of the geometrical optics over a large and relevant portion of the solar spectrum. The bioinspired pit texture exhibits an efficiency significantly greater than that of a flat silicon surface, and somewhat outperforms the bioinspired hillock texture.
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Francesco Chiadini, Francesco Chiadini, Vincenzo Fiumara, Vincenzo Fiumara, Antonio Scaglione, Antonio Scaglione, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, } "Bioinspired pit texturing of silicon solar cell surfaces," Journal of Photonics for Energy 3(1), 034596 (24 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JPE.3.034596 . Submission:
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