Extremely high short-circuit current density in vertical single nanowire solar cells

Y. C. Wenas, S. Mokkapati, H. H. Tan, C. Jagadish

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Abstract

By combining Finite-Difference-Time-Domain simulations and the detailed-balance model of solar cell, we study how absorption efficiency determines the short circuit current density, Jsc, of single vertical nanowire (NW) solar cells. We find that due to the very high absorption efficiency, vertical NW delivers Jsc that are one order of magnitude higher than planar solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices, COMMAD 2014
EditorsMariusz Martyniuk, Lorenzo Faraone
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages77-78
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479968688
ISBN (Print)9781479968671
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices 2014 - The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Duration: 14 Dec 201417 Dec 2014
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/7023182/proceeding (Proceedings)

Publication series

Name2014 Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices, COMMAD 2014

Conference

ConferenceConference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices 2014
Abbreviated titleCOMMAD 2014
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period14/12/1417/12/14
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Keywords

  • concentrator effect
  • Nanowires
  • resonance light scattering
  • solar cells

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