Crystalline silicon has a relatively low absorption coefficient, and therefore, in thin silicon solar cells surface texturization plays a vital role in enhancing light absorption. Texturization is needed to increase the path length of light through the active absorbing layer. The most popular choice for surface texturization of crystalline silicon is the anisotropic wet-etching that yields pyramid-like structures. These structures have shown to be both simple to fabricate and efficient in increasing the path length; they outperform most competing surface texture.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2014Note typethesis
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- Field of study: Electrical engineering