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Perez Rodriguez, P. (author), Maqueira Gonzalez, Carlos (author), Doekhi-Bennani, Y. (author), Rietveld, L.C. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
Currently available (photo-)electrochemical technologies for water treatment establish a trade-off between low-pollutant concentration and costs. This paper aims at decoupling these two variables by designing a photo-oxidation device using earth abundant materials and an electronic-free approach. The proposed device combines a graphite...
journal article 2018
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Faturrochman, Gerry Julian (author), de Jong, M.M. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Folkerts, W. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
In this work we consider noise barriers with integrated photovoltaic modules. The novelty is that bifacial modules are considered. A full scale bifacial photovoltaic noise barrier was built and its power output was monitored. In addition we developed an advanced numerical model for predicting this power output for given weather conditions....
journal article 2018
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Blanker, A.J. (author), Berendsen, P.P.A. (author), Phung, N. (author), Vroon, Zeger (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
Multi-junction solar cells are considered for various applications, as they tackle various loss mechanisms for single junction solar cells. These losses include thermalization and non-absorption below the band gap. In this work, a tandem configuration comprising copper-indium-gallium-di-selenide (CIGS) and hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si...
journal article 2018
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Melskens, J. (author), Eijt, S.W.H. (author), Schouten, M. (author), Vullers, A.S. (author), Mannheim, Awital (author), Schut, H. (author), Macco, Bart (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
The nanostructure of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) is studied by means of doppler broadening positron annihilation spectroscopy (DB-PAS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The evolution of open volume deficiencies is monitored during annealing, demonstrating that small vacancies and other small vacancy clusters that...
journal article 2017
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Vasudevan, R.A. (author), Poli, Isabella (author), Deligiannis, D. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
Light-induced effects on the minority carrier lifetime of silicon heterojunction structures are studied through multiple-exposure photoconductance decay (MEPCD). MEPCD monitors the effect of the measurement flash from a photoconductance decay setup on a sample over thousands of measurements. Varying the microstructure of the intrinsic...
journal article 2016
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Perez Rodriguez, P. (author), Digdaya, I.A. (author), Mangel Raventos, A. (author), Falkenberg, M. (author), Vasudevan, R.A. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smith, W.A. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
One of the main problems of renewable energies is storage of the energy carrier. For long-term storage, solar fuels seem to be a good option. Direct solar water splitting could play an important role in the production of these solar fuels. One of the main challenges of this process is the charge separation and collection at the interfaces. The...
conference paper 2016
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Vasudevan, R.A. (author), Poli, I. (author), Deligiannis, D. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
This work adapts a model to simulate the carrier injection dependent minority carrier lifetime of crystalline silicon passivated with hydrogenated amorphous silicon at elevated temperatures. Two existing models that respectively calculate the bulk lifetime and surface recombination velocity are used and the full temperature dependency of...
journal article 2016
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Han, L. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
The growth mechanism of silicon nanocrystals (Si NCs) synthesized at a high rate by means of expanding thermal plasma chemical vapor deposition technique are studied in this letter. A bimodal Gaussian size distribution is revealed from the high-resolution transmission electron microscopy images, and routes to reduce the unwanted large Si NCs are...
journal article 2015
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Si, F.T. (author), Kim, D. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Tan, H. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
journal article 2014
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Santbergen, R. (author), Hairen, T. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
The scattering cross-section of a plasmonic nanoparticle is proportional to the intensity of the electric field that drives the plasmon resonance. In this work we determine the driving field pattern throughout a complete thin-film silicon solar cell. Our simulations reveal that by tuning of the thicknesses of silicon and transparent conductive...
journal article 2014
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Tan, H. (author), Psomadaki, E. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Fischer, M. (author), Babal, P. (author), Vasudevan, R.A. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
journal article 2013
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Tan, H. (author), Sivec, L. (author), Yan, B. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
We show experimentally that the photocurrent of thin-film hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon (?c-Si:H) solar cells can be enhanced by 4.5?mA/cm2 with a plasmonic back reflector (BR). The light trapping performance is improved using plasmonic BR with broader angular scattering and lower parasitic absorption loss through tuning the size of...
journal article 2013
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Dogan, I. (author), Kramer, N.J. (author), Westermann, R.H.J. (author), Dohnalova, K. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author), Verheijen, M.A. (author), Greogorkiewicz, T. (author), Van de Sanden, M.C.M. (author)
We demonstrate a method for synthesizing free standing silicon nanocrystals in an argon/silane gas mixture by using a remote expanding thermal plasma. Transmission electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy measurements reveal that the distribution has a bimodal shape consisting of two distinct groups of small and large silicon nanocrystals with...
journal article 2013
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Santbergen, R. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
We present a novel approach for modeling the reflectance, transmittance and absorption depth profile of thin-film multilayer structures such as solar cells. Our model is based on the net-radiation method adapted for coherent calculations and is highly flexible while using a simple algorithm. We demonstrate that as a result arbitrary multilayer...
journal article 2013
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Demontis, V. (author), Sanna, C. (author), Melskens, J. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author), Damiano, A. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Thin oxide interlayers are commonly added to the back reflector of thin-film silicon solar cells to increase their current. To gain more insight in the enhancement mechanism, we tested different back reflector designs consisting of aluminium-doped zinc oxide (ZnO:Al) and/or hydrogenated silicon oxide (SiOx:H) interlayers with different metals ...
journal article 2013
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Illiberi, A. (author), Kudlacek, P. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author), Creatore, M. (author), Van de Sanden, M.C.M. (author)
We have found that controlled Ar ion bombardment enhances the degradation of a-Si:H based surface passivation of c-Si surfaces. The decrease in the level of surface passivation is found to be independent on the ion kinetic energy (7–70 eV), but linearly proportional to the ion flux (6×1014–6×1015?ions?cm?2?s?1). This result suggests that the ion...
journal article 2011
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