Silicon Filaments in Silicon Oxide for Next-Generation Photovoltaics
Nanometer wide silicon filaments embedded in an amorphous silicon oxide matrix are grown at low temperatures over a large area. The optical and electrical properties of these mixed-phase nanomaterials can be tuned independently, allowing for advanced light management in high efficiency thin-film silicon solar cells and for band-gap tuning via quantum confinement in third-generation photovoltaics.
Keywords: photovoltaic devices ; thin films ; silicon oxide ; mixed phase ; silicon filaments ; photoluminescence ; Solar-Cells ; Amorphous-Silicon ; Si ; Nanocrystals ; Layers ; Photoluminescence ; Nanoparticles ; Mechanism ; Evolution ; Films
IMT-NE Number: 634
Record created on 2012-03-07, modified on 2016-08-09