High Haze Nano Textured Aluminum doped Zinc Oxide withPlasmonic Silver Nanoparticles for Enhanced Optical Absorption and Photocurrent of a Si H thin film

2015-01-15
Nasser, Hisham
Özkol, Engin
Bek, Alpan
Turan, Raşit
We report on fabrication of plasmonic interfaces consisting of Ag nanoparticles on flat and textured Al:ZnO for use at the front surface of thin film solar cells to enhance light trapping and photo-conversion efficiencies. We show that outstandingly high transmittance haze is achieved from single step HCl surface textured Al:ZnO and demonstrate Ag dewetting on textured and flat Al:ZnO surfaces upon annealing at moderate temperatures. Optical response of these plasmonic interfaces clearly display plasmonic resonances in the visible and near infrared, which is crucial for enhancement of photovoltaic conversion efficiency in thin film solar cells.

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Citation Formats
H. Nasser, E. Özkol, A. Bek, and R. Turan, “High Haze Nano Textured Aluminum doped Zinc Oxide withPlasmonic Silver Nanoparticles for Enhanced Optical Absorption and Photocurrent of a Si H thin film,” presented at the TMS Middle East - Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems (MEMA 2015), Doha, Qatar, 11 - 14 Ocak 2015, Doha, Qatar, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: http://www.tms.org/meetings/2015/mema2015.