Photovoltaic enhancement of Si solar cells by assembled carbon nanotubes

Y. F. Zhang, Y. F. Wang, N. Chen, Y. Y. Wang, Y. Z. Zhang, Z. H. Zhou, L. M. Wei

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    Photovoltaic conversion was enhanced by directly assemble of a network of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) onto the surface of n-p junction silicon solar cells. When the density of SWNTs increased from 50 to 400 tubes μm-2, an enhancement of 3.92% in energy conversion efficiency was typically obtained. The effect of the SWNTs network is proposed for trapping incident photons and assisting electronic transportation at the interface of silicon solar cells.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)22-25
    Number of pages4
    JournalNano-Micro Letters
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • Carbon nanotube
    • Heterojunction
    • Photovoltaic enhancement
    • Solar cell

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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