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Yang, G. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
The present invention relates to a new method of texturing a glass surface. In further aspects, the present invention relates to the resulting textured glass surface; to a photovoltaic device comprising the textured glass surface; and, to use of the textured glass surface for scattering light.
patent 2015
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Deligiannis, D. (author), Alivizatos, S. (author), Ingenito, A. (author), Zhang, D. (author), Van Sebille, M. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cells constantly gain more attention due to their low cost and relatively high efficiency. An important aspect of these solar cells is the incorporation of intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) layers at each side of the c-Si wafer, which has increased the efficiency potential due to the excellent...
journal article 2014
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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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Jäger, K. (author), Fischer, M. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Thin-film silicon solar cells (TFSSC), which can be manufactured from abundant materials solely, contain nano-textured interfaces that scatter the incident light. We present an approximate very fast algorithm that allows optimizing the surface morphology of two-dimensional nano-textured interfaces. Optimized nano-textures scatter the light...
journal article 2013
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Jäger, K. (author), Fischer, M. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
We present a scattering model based on the scalar scattering theory that allows estimating far field scattering properties in both transmission and reflection for nano-textured interfaces. We first discuss the theoretical formulation of the scattering model and validate it for nano-textures with different morphologies. Second, we combine the...
journal article 2012
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Kind, R. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Rubinelli, F.A. (author), Solntsev, S. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
The performance of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) p-i-n solar cells is limited, as they contain a relatively high concentration of defects. The dark current voltage (JV) characteristics at low forward voltages of these devices are dominated by recombination processes. The recombination rate depends on the concentration of active...
journal article 2011
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Zhang, D. (author), Tavakoliyaraki, A. (author), Wu, Y. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Heterojunction silicon with intrinsic thin layer (HIT) solar cells that combine advanced thin-film hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) and crystalline silicon (c-Si) technologies are promising because of the high performance at low cost. Due to the low conductivity of a-Si:H, indium tin oxide (ITO) needs to be used as a front contact layer...
journal article 2011
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Wank, M.A. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Kudlacek, P. (author), Van de Sanden, M.C.M. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
We have applied pulse-shaped biasing to the expanding thermal plasma deposition of hydrogenated amorphous silicon at substrate temperatures ? 200?°C and growth rates around 1 nm/s. Substrate voltage measurements and measurements with a retarding field energy analyzer demonstrate the achieved control over the ion energy distribution for...
journal article 2010
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Westra, J.M. (author), Vavrunkova, V. (author), Sutta, P. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Thin-film poly-crystalline silicon (poly c-Si) on glass obtained by crystallization of an amorphous silicon (a-Si) film is a promising material for low cost, high efficiency solar cells. Our approach to obtain this material is to crystallize a-Si films on glass by solid phase crystallization (SPC). As the grain size of SPC poly c-Si films will...
journal article 2010
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Wank, M.A. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Van de Sanden, M.C.M. (author)
The surface roughness evolution of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) films has been studied using in situ spectroscopic ellipsometry for a temperature range of 150–400?°C. The effect of external rf substrate biasing on the coalescence phase is discussed and a removal/densification of a hydrogen-rich layer is suggested to explain the...
journal article 2009
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Pieters, B.E. (author), Stiebig, H. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author)
Microcrystalline silicon (?c-Si:H) is a promising material for application in multijunction thin-film solar cells. A detailed analysis of the optoelectronic properties is impeded by its complex microstructural properties. In this work we will focus on determining the mobility gap of ?c-Si:H material. Commonly a value of 1.1?eV is found, similar...
journal article 2009
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Khan, R.U.A. (author), Silva, S.R.P. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author)
Amorphous carbon (a-C) has been shown to be intrinsically p-type, and polymeric a-C (PAC) possesses a wide Tauc band gap of 2.6 eV. We have replaced the p-type amorphous silicon carbide layer of a standard amorphous silicon solar cell with an intrinsic ultrathin layer of PAC. The thickness of the p layer had to be reduced from 9 to 2.5 nm in...
journal article 2003
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