Schottky-barrier solar cells, surface patterning for efficient light collection
Department of Electrical Engineering
Master of Science
Ravindra, N. M.
Photovoltaic power generation.
Different geometrical surface configurations are considered here for a Au/n-Si semiconductor Schottky-barrier solar cell to improve their light collection efficiency.
Optical and electrical properties are theoretically analyzed for two given optical wavelengths of 0.9 and 0.5 micrometers respectively.
The configurations considered are: V-shaped, Star- shaped, M-shaped, asymmetric-V-shaped, and asymmetric-M-shaped. They all show a significant improvement in the short-circuit current over a flat cell model, while the open-circuit voltage remains practically unchanged.
njit-etd1989-023 (108 pages ~ 3,401 KB pdf)
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