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dc.contributor.advisor Barron, Andrew R
dc.creatorLu, Yen-Tien
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-04T19:28:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-04T19:28:57Z
dc.date.created 2015-05
dc.date.issued 2015-04-23
dc.date.submitted May 2015
dc.identifier.citation Lu, Yen-Tien. "Synthesis of black silicon anti-reflection layers for silicon solar cells." (2015) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/87684.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/87684
dc.description.abstract Solar energy is one of the most important renewable energy resources in the world. Among all kinds of solar cells, the fabrication technology of silicon solar cells is relatively mature which makes them more popular in the solar cell market. However, in order to compete with the traditional energy sources, decreasing cost of per watt output seems necessary. Hence, increasing the energy conversion efficiency with an economical approach is an unavoidable issue. One solution is applying anti-reflection layers onto the silicon solar cells to maximize energy conversion efficiency. Recently, black silicon anti-reflection layers have attracted attention because their anti-reflection ability is less confined by the incident light angle and wavelength. In this thesis, two methods, the metal-assisted chemical etching and the contact-assisted chemical etching method, which have potential to economically fabricate large-scale black silicon on silicon solar cells are systematically studied. The complete etching mechanisms of these two methods are also proposed to clearly describe the fabrication process of black silicon.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectblack silicon
solar cell
anti-reflection layer
metal
etch
nanoparticle
porous silicon
dc.title Synthesis of black silicon anti-reflection layers for silicon solar cells
dc.contributor.committeeMember Biswal, Sibani L
dc.contributor.committeeMember Verduzco, Rafael
dc.date.updated 2016-01-04T19:28:58Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy


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