Nanostructured Approaches to Light Management in Thin Silicon Solar Cells and Silicon-based Tandems
|Abstract||Semiconductor nanostructures are promising building blocks for light management in thin silicon solar cells and silicon-based tandems due their tunable optical properties. The present dissertation is organized along three main research areas: (1) characterization and modeling of III-V nanowires as active elements of solar cell tandems, (2) modeling of silicon nanopillars for reduced optical losses in ultra-thin silicon solar cells, and (3) characterization and modeling of nanoparticle-based optical coatings for light management.
First, the recombination mechanisms in polytype GaAs nanowires are studied through photoluminescence measurements coupled with rate equation analysis. When photons are absorbed in polytype nanowires, electrons and... (more)
|Contributor||Vulic, Natasa (Author) / Goodnick, Stephen M (Advisor) / Honsberg, Christiana B (Committee member) / Holman, Zachary C (Committee member) / Smith, David J (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Subject||Nanotechnology / Optics / light management / nanoparticles / nanopillars / nanowires / semiconductor / solar cells|
|Note||Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2019|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|