Cost effective fabrication of wafer scale nanoholes for solar cells application

Y. Q. Zhao, K. K. Leung, C. Surya, C. K. Feng, Y. F. Chen, D. M. Chen, H. Shen, B. J. Zhang

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We report fabrication of random nanometer-scale radial p-n junction solar cells (SCs). Nanoholes were fabricated on the Si wafer by combining silver film annealing and metal catalyzed electrochemical etching (MECC) of the material. The dimension of the holes can be adjusted by varying the annealing conditions and the thickness of the Ag film. Systematic investigations on the effects of the nanohole size and the doping conditions on the cell efficiency were performed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Processing for Scalable Solar-Cell Manufacturing
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2011Apr 29 2011

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Conference2011 MRS Spring Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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