Nanotechnology for Single Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell Applications

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Creator: 

Ding, Shuyu

Date: 

2015

Abstract: 

Solar cells are receiving a lot of attention due to the ongoing climate debate and attempts to implement more green energy sources to reduce the CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. Single crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells with better stability over a long time period compared to other silicon based solar cells have taken a main position in the solar cell market. As new solar cell technology continually develops, the disadvantage of the relatively high cost of electricity generated related to low cell efficiency becomes one of top issues with c-Si solar cells. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the effectiveness of nanotechnologies, in particular plasmonic metal nanoparticles (MNPs), black silicon (b-Si) nanostructures and horizontally-grown silicon nanowires (SiNWs) structures, for cell efficiency enhancement of c-Si solar cells through numerical simulation and experimental demonstrations.

Subject: 

Engineering - Electronics and Electrical
Optics

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Applied Science: 
M.App.Sc.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Engineering, Electrical and Computer

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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