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dc.contributor.authorIslam, K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAlnuaimi, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBattal, E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOkyay, Ali Kemalen_US
dc.contributor.authorNayfeh, A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T12:02:54Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T12:02:54Z
dc.date.issued2014-05en_US
dc.identifier.issn0038-092X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/12766
dc.description.abstractIn this work, the effect of gold (Au) nanoparticles on the performance of a-Si:H solar cells is investigated experimentally. The solar cell stack is grown on a highly doped p-type Si wafer and consists of 20nm heavily doped p-type a-Si, 500nm undoped a-Si, 20nm heavily doped n-type a-Si and finally 80nm Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) on the top. Au nanoparticles of 10, 20, 50, 80, 100, 200 and 400nm are spin coated on top of the ITO before metallization. The plasmonic effect of the Au nanoparticles allows for additional scattering at the surface thus reducing the overall reflectivity. The larger the nanoparticle size the more scattering is obtained and the median reflectivity drops from about 23% to 18%. The results show an increase in the short-circuit current density (Jsc) and efficiency with increasing nanoparticle size. The Jsc increases from 9.34 to 10.1mA/cm2. In addition, the efficiency increases from 4.28% to 5.01%. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleSolar Energyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2014.02.023en_US
dc.subjectNanoparticlesen_US
dc.subjectPhotovoltaicsen_US
dc.subjectPlasmonicsen_US
dc.subjectThin filmen_US
dc.subjectSolar cellsen_US
dc.subjectAmorphous Sien_US
dc.titleEffect of gold nanoparticles size on light scattering for thin film amorphous-silicon solar cellsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Electrical and Electronics Engineeringen_US
dc.departmentNanotechnology Research Center (NANOTAM)en_US
dc.departmentInstitute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (UNAM)en_US
dc.citation.spage263en_US
dc.citation.epage268en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber103en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.solener.2014.02.023en_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden_US
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorOkyay, Ali Kemal


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