Light trapping in ultrathin monocrystalline silicon solar cells

Ki Jun Yu, Li Gao, Jae Suk Park, Yu Ri Lee, Christopher J. Corcoran, Ralph G. Nuzzo, Debashis Chanda, John A. Rogers

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Light-trapping schemes implemented with ultrathin, 3 μm thick silicon solar cells offer excellent opportunities for greatly enhanced absorption and corresponding improvements in efficiency of operation. Optically optimized cells of this type yield energy conversion efficiencies that are higher by ≈190% compared to otherwise identical cells that do not exploit light-trapping features, consistent with optical modeling results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1401-1406
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)


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