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Advanced light management in Micromorph solar cells

L. Castens, J. Bailat, S. Benagli, J. Hötzel, D. Borello, J. Steinhauser, B. Dehbozorgi, J. Spitznagel, Y. Djeridane, P-A. Madliger, G. Monteduro, M. Marmelo (+4 others)
2010 Energy Procedia  
In this study recent results of Micromorph thin film silicon tandem cells with n-doped silicon oxide based intermediate reflectors deposited in the KAI-M industrial PECVD reactor are discussed.  ...  Micromorph tandem cells with intermediate reflector on ZnO leads to 10.18 % efficiency after 1000 h of light-soaking, whereas 10.35 % have been achieved on commercial SnO 2 .  ...  Ballif, and their co-workers from the PV-Lab at IMT/EPFL in Neuchâtel for the helpful discussions. Dr. W. Soppe and Dr. A. R.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2010.07.007 fatcat:fdt4dzxcjnfljinjz3biiageum

Prospects of light management in perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells

Klaus Jäger, Johannes Sutter, Martin Hammerschmidt, Philipp-Immanuel Schneider, Christiane Becker
2021 Nanophotonics  
We review recent numerical and experimental perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell studies and analyse the applied measures for light management.  ...  The presented results illustrate a way to push perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell efficiencies beyond 30% by improved light management.  ...  cell efficiencies beyond 30% by advanced light management.  ... 
doi:10.1515/nanoph-2020-0674 fatcat:hswmldas4vbodpkxxayduuidou

Recent advances: Dermatology

P. A Foley
2000 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
Methods The recent advances discussed in this review are common knowledge among dermatologists.  ...  Narrowband ultraviolet B is as effective as psoralens plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) in the prophylactic management of polymorphic light eruption and is of value in the management of actinic prurigo, solar  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmj.320.7238.850 pmid:10731184 pmcid:PMC1127203 fatcat:zvxbol4xmjbthob4aufp2uaufq

Recent advances in bulk-heterojunction solar cells: A Review

Ankush Sharma, Dinesh Pathak, Davinder Pal Sharma, J.M. Nunzi
2022 European Physical Journal : Applied physics  
The functionality of organic solar cells with a bulk heterojunction structure has substantially increased in recent years.  ...  Because of the challenges brought by our continuous reliance on fossil fuels, there has been a rush in the creation of numerous types of solar cells in recent years.  ...  The formation of excitons, or excited, bound electron-hole pairs, occurs as a result of light absorption in organic solar cells.  ... 
doi:10.1051/epjap/2022220113 fatcat:m7pd4diz7fadbpquyrq757o3k4

Infrared light management in high-efficiency silicon heterojunction and rear-passivated solar cells

Zachary C. Holman, Miha Filipič, Antoine Descoeudres, Stefaan De Wolf, Franc Smole, Marko Topič, Christophe Ballif
2013 Journal of Applied Physics  
We previously identified and quantified visible and ultraviolet parasitic absorption in heterojunctions; here, we extend the analysis to infrared light in heterojunction solar cells with efficiencies exceeding  ...  Cell results attest to the power of TCO optimization: With a high-mobility front TCO and a 150-nm-thick, highly transparent rear ITO layer, we recently reported a 4-cm 2 silicon heterojunction solar cell  ...  Consequently, an independent investigation of IR light management in silicon heterojunction solar cells is required.  ... 
doi:10.1063/1.4772975 fatcat:wn76iz533nh7vnu2k3np3bxvgy

Advanced light management based on periodic textures for Cu(In,Ga)Se_2 thin-film solar cells

Chidozie Onwudinanti, Robin Vismara, Olindo Isabella, Louis Grenet, Fabrice Emieux, Miro Zeman
2016 Optics Express  
We have used 3-D optical modelling to investigate light management concepts based on periodic textures and material optimization for photovoltaic devices based on Cu(In,Ga)Se 2 (CIGS) absorber material  ...  The effects of 1-D and 2-D symmetric gratings on the cell were then investigated, showing significant improvement in anti-reflection effect and in absorptance in the active layer, achieved by excitation  ...  While extensive research has been carried out on light trapping for thin-film silicon solar cells, only a handful of papers on light management in CIGS devices has been published so far [4, 5, [8] [9]  ... 
doi:10.1364/oe.24.00a693 pmid:27136887 fatcat:eo3vgevenffgpcn6igkukxcfem

Recent advancements in plasmon-enhanced promising third-generation solar cells

Deepak Thrithamarassery Gangadharan, Zhenhe Xu, Yanlong Liu, Ricardo Izquierdo, Dongling Ma
2016 Nanophotonics  
The incorporation of plasmonic metal nanostructures into solar cells provides enhancement in light absorption and scattering cross-section (via LSPR), tunability of light absorption profile especially  ...  solar cells, quantum dot-based solar cells, and perovskite solar cells.  ...  cells lag behind silicon solar cells in efficiency mainly due to inefficient light absorption, so light management in third-generation solar cells is essential to achieve a high overall PCE.  ... 
doi:10.1515/nanoph-2016-0111 fatcat:2bphw2fthvhhxpy7fyy5absnqi

Recent Advances in Interface Engineering for Planar Heterojunction Perovskite Solar Cells

Wei Yin, Lijia Pan, Tingbin Yang, Yongye Liang
2016 Molecules  
In this review, recent progress in interfacial engineering for PHJ perovskite solar cells will be reviewed, especially with the molecular interfacial materials.  ...  Finally, the challenges remaining in perovskite solar cells research will be discussed.  ...  cells with interface engineering that was employed recently.  ... 
doi:10.3390/molecules21070837 pmid:27347923 fatcat:uyjke22agverpibdsdknr7jxfm

Recent advances in dermoscopy

Teresa Russo, Vincenzo Piccolo, Aimilios Lallas, Giuseppe Argenziano
2016 F1000Research  
The most recent advances come from studies suggesting that dermoscopy significantly facilitates the accurate management of the tumor.  ...  (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), keratoacanthoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma.  ...  Grant information The authors declare that no grants were involved in supporting this work.  ... 
doi:10.12688/f1000research.7597.1 pmid:26949523 pmcid:PMC4758374 fatcat:22l3s5ezf5gv3cljy4vexil53e

Emerging concepts and recent advances in basal cell carcinoma

Mariam Totonchy, David Leffell
2017 F1000Research  
Zwald FO, Brown M: Skin cancer in solid organ transplant recipients: advances in therapy and management: part I. Epidemiology of skin cancer in solid organ transplant recipients.  ...  advanced basal cell carcinoma.  ...  In a more recent study comparing the economic cost of treating patients with advanced versus non-advanced BCC from 2010 to 2014, the mean cost of treating an advanced BCC was $11,143 compared with $1,171  ... 
doi:10.12688/f1000research.11314.1 pmid:29259776 pmcid:PMC5717469 fatcat:cm25saqharchfkghf6ri3ui25y

A New Generation of Energy Harvesting Devices [chapter]

Byunghong Lee, Robert Bob Chang
2021 Solar Cells - Theory, Materials and Recent Advances  
The synergy between all the disciplines will play a major role for future advancements in this area.  ...  and survival stratagies for sensitizer assisted solar cell (especially, DSSC).  ...  components in solar cell.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.94291 fatcat:2qyufje3bzaelfje7fp4gziobq

Exploiting the Optical Limits of Thin‐Film Solar Cells: A Review on Light Management Strategies in Cu(In,Ga)Se 2

António J. N. Oliveira, Jennifer P. Teixeira, Duarte Ramos, Paulo A. Fernandes, Pedro M. P. Salomé
2022 Advanced Photonics Research  
Light Management Strategies in CIGS Solar Cells Light management schemes are essential to increase the number of photons absorbed in the active layer.  ...  The following terms were used in the Scopus search: ("Solar cell" AND "Light management").  ...  of applied physics from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, in 2011.  ... 
doi:10.1002/adpr.202100190 fatcat:rvhglzbpgfhp5lu6g44r2qqztu

Recent Developments in Organic Tandem Solar Cells toward High Efficiency

Fateh Ullah, Chun-Chao Chen, Wallace C. H. Choy
2021 Advanced Energy and Sustainability Research  
Herein, the recent developments in OTSCs, starting from designing rules for OTSCs, followed by implementation of the interconnecting layer (ICL) structure, and issues regarding processing, light management  ...  The significance of organic tandem solar cells (OTSCs) does not only elevate the efficiencies but also considerably reduces the absorption losses.  ...  Keywords interconnecting layers, light management, organic solar cells, processing issues, tandem solar cells  ... 
doi:10.1002/aesr.202000050 fatcat:vhho5yaoa5c2jeia2behu5pqoe

Recent Advances in Algal Biomass Production [chapter]

Meghna Rajvanshi, Richard Sayre
2021 Biotechnological Applications of Biomass  
We review recent advances in basic and applied algal biomass production from the perspectives of algal biology, cultivation, harvesting, energy conversion, and sustainability.  ...  Over the past ten years, however, there has been a substantial investment and interest in realizing the potential of algae to meet these needs. Tremendous progress has been achieved.  ...  ., India for providing the opportunity and support in the preparation of this chapter.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.94218 fatcat:5cpbylbpcfgwlfbd3mil3sek6q

Recent advances in direct solar thermal power generation

Yue-Guang Deng, Jing Liu
2009 Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy  
This paper is intended to present a thorough review on recent advances in developing the thermoelectric, thermionic, magnetohydrodynamic, and alkali-metal thermoelectric technologies for direct solar thermal  ...  The recent energy crisis and environmental burden are becoming increasingly urgent and drawing enormous attention to solar-energy utilization.  ...  CONCLUSION This paper comprehensively reviews the recent advances in direct solar thermal power generation technologies.  ... 
doi:10.1063/1.3212675 fatcat:wrp5fbxhijdm7bd2fs2bpz4fme
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