Silicon spectral response extension through single wall carbon nanotubes in hybrid solar cells

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/594190
Title:
Silicon spectral response extension through single wall carbon nanotubes in hybrid solar cells
Authors:
Del Gobbo, Silvano; Castrucci, P.; Fedele, S.; Riele, L.; Convertino, A.; Morbidoni, M.; De Nicola, F.; Scarselli, M.; Camilli, L.; De Crescenzi, M.
Abstract:
Photovoltaic devices based on single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and n-silicon multiple heterojunctions have been fabricated by a SWCNT film transferring process. We report on the ability of the carbon nanotubes to extend the Si spectral range towards the near ultraviolet (UV) and the near infrared regions. Semiconducting and about metallic SWCNT networks have been studied as a function of the film sheet resistance, Rsh. Optical absorbance and Raman spectroscopy have been used to assign nanotube chirality and electronic character. This gave us hints of evidence of the participation of the metal nanotubes in the photocurrent generation. Moreover, we provide evidence that the external quantum efficiency spectral range can be modulated as a function of the SWCNT network sheet resistance in a hybrid SWCNT/Si solar cell. This result will be very useful to further design/optimize devices with improved performance in spectral regions generally not covered by conventional Si p-n devices. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
KAUST Department:
KAUST Solar Center (KSC); Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Del Gobbo S, Castrucci P, Fedele S, Riele L, Convertino A, et al. (2013) Silicon spectral response extension through single wall carbon nanotubes in hybrid solar cells. J Mater Chem C 1: 6752. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3tc31038h.
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Journal:
Journal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue Date:
2013
DOI:
10.1039/c3tc31038h
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2050-7526; 2050-7534
Sponsors:
The authors thank Prof. Francesca Nanni of the Department of Chemistry, University of Roma Tor Vergata, for SEM measurements. We acknowledge the financial support of the EOARD (European Office of Aerospace Research and Development) through Air Force Office of Scientific Research Material Command, USAF, under Grant no. FA8655-11-1-3036.
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dc.contributor.authorDel Gobbo, Silvanoen
dc.contributor.authorCastrucci, P.en
dc.contributor.authorFedele, S.en
dc.contributor.authorRiele, L.en
dc.contributor.authorConvertino, A.en
dc.contributor.authorMorbidoni, M.en
dc.contributor.authorDe Nicola, F.en
dc.contributor.authorScarselli, M.en
dc.contributor.authorCamilli, L.en
dc.contributor.authorDe Crescenzi, M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T13:23:29Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T13:23:29Zen
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.citationDel Gobbo S, Castrucci P, Fedele S, Riele L, Convertino A, et al. (2013) Silicon spectral response extension through single wall carbon nanotubes in hybrid solar cells. J Mater Chem C 1: 6752. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3tc31038h.en
dc.identifier.issn2050-7526en
dc.identifier.issn2050-7534en
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/c3tc31038hen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/594190en
dc.description.abstractPhotovoltaic devices based on single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and n-silicon multiple heterojunctions have been fabricated by a SWCNT film transferring process. We report on the ability of the carbon nanotubes to extend the Si spectral range towards the near ultraviolet (UV) and the near infrared regions. Semiconducting and about metallic SWCNT networks have been studied as a function of the film sheet resistance, Rsh. Optical absorbance and Raman spectroscopy have been used to assign nanotube chirality and electronic character. This gave us hints of evidence of the participation of the metal nanotubes in the photocurrent generation. Moreover, we provide evidence that the external quantum efficiency spectral range can be modulated as a function of the SWCNT network sheet resistance in a hybrid SWCNT/Si solar cell. This result will be very useful to further design/optimize devices with improved performance in spectral regions generally not covered by conventional Si p-n devices. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors thank Prof. Francesca Nanni of the Department of Chemistry, University of Roma Tor Vergata, for SEM measurements. We acknowledge the financial support of the EOARD (European Office of Aerospace Research and Development) through Air Force Office of Scientific Research Material Command, USAF, under Grant no. FA8655-11-1-3036.en
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)en
dc.titleSilicon spectral response extension through single wall carbon nanotubes in hybrid solar cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Solar Center (KSC)en
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Materials Chemistry Cen
dc.contributor.institutionDipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionIstituto per la Microelettronica e i Microsistemi Del CNR, via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Rome, Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 11973 Upton NY (USA), United Statesen
kaust.authorDel Gobbo, Silvanoen
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