Device area scale-up and improvement of SWNT/Si solar cells using silver nanowires

Xiaokai Li, Yeonwoong Jung, Jing Shun Huang, Tenghooi Goh, André D. Taylor

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Abstract

Power loss due to parasitic resistance limits the scale-up of nanocarbon/Si solar cells and, here, a viable approach that mitigates this problem is reported. The direct solution casting of silver nanowires (AgNWs) onto the single-walled nanotube (SWNT)/silicon junctions leads to a significant improvement in photovoltaic properties owing to enhanced carrier transport in the bilayer AgNW/SWNT composites, implying a great potential for wafer-scale nanocarbon/Si solar cells with relatively high efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1400186
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Volume4
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • carbon nanotubes
  • photovoltaic devices
  • silver nanowires
  • solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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