Improvement in current density of nano- and micro-structured Si solar cells by cost-effective elastomeric stamp process

Kiseok Jeon, Hongsub Jee, Sangwoo Lim, Min Joon Park, Chaehwan Jeong

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Abstract

Effective incident light should be controlled for improving the current density of solar cells by employing nano- and micro-structures on silicon surface. The elastomeric stamp process, which is more cost effective and simpler than conventional photolithography, was proposed for the fabrication of nano- and micro-structures. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) was poured on a mother pattern with a diameter of 6 μm and a spacing of 2 μm; then, curing was performed to create a PDMS mold. The regular micropattern was stamped on a low-viscosity resin-coated silicon surface, followed by the simple reactive ion etching process. Nano-structures were formed using the Ag-based electroless etching process. As etching time was increased to 6 min, reflectance decreased to 4.53% and current density improved from 22.35 to 34.72 mA/cm2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035203
JournalAIP Advances
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the New & Renewable Energy Technology Development Program of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) grant funded by the Korean government Ministry of Knowledge Economy (20163030014070) and financially supported by the Project of the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH-JG 170018).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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