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
Externally publishedYes


  • 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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