2014 Spring Physics Graduate Colloquium Series: Zhiyue Ding

DateMarch 7, 2014
Time3:35 - 5:00 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room E.125
Zhiyue Ding

All-Back-Contact Ultra-Thin Silicon
Nanocone Solar Cells

Si solar cells with nanostructure would be a cost-effective energy solution when being utilized in a photovoltaic system. However, due to the severe Auger recombination and surface
recombination, this kind of solar cells usually yield a relatively lower external quantum efficiency. An all-back-contact design
would effectively suppress Auger recombination, while a nanocone structure would reduce the surface, hence decreases the surface recombination. Thus, an all-back-contact thin
silicon nanocone solar cells would be superior to its planar counterparts in increasing power conversion efficiency.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Ken Park 254-710-2282.

PublisherDepartment of Physics
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