Efficiency Enhancement of InGaN-Based Solar Cells via Stacking Layers of Light-Harvesting Nanospheres

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Title:
Efficiency Enhancement of InGaN-Based Solar Cells via Stacking Layers of Light-Harvesting Nanospheres
Authors:
Al-Amri, Amal M.; Fu, Po-Han; Lai, Kun-Yu; Wang, Hsin-Ping; Li, Lain-Jong ( 0000-0002-4059-7783 ) ; He, Jr-Hau ( 0000-0003-1886-9241 )
Abstract:
An effective light-harvesting scheme for InGaN-based multiple quantum well solar cells is demonstrated using stacking layers of polystyrene nanospheres. Light-harvesting efficiencies on the solar cells covered with varied stacks of nanospheres are evaluated through numerical and experimental methods. The numerical simulation reveals that nanospheres with 3 stacking layers exhibit the most improved optical absorption and haze ratio as compared to those obtained by monolayer nanospheres. The experimental demonstration, agreeing with the theoretical analyses, shows that the application of 3-layer nanospheres improves the conversion efficiency of the solar cell by ~31%.
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Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Efficiency Enhancement of InGaN-Based Solar Cells via Stacking Layers of Light-Harvesting Nanospheres 2016, 6:28671 Scientific Reports
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Scientific Reports
Issue Date:
24-Jun-2016
DOI:
10.1038/srep28671
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2045-2322
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This work was supported by King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), and National Central University.
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http://www.nature.com/articles/srep28671
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dc.contributor.authorAl-Amri, Amal M.en
dc.contributor.authorFu, Po-Hanen
dc.contributor.authorLai, Kun-Yuen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Hsin-Pingen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Lain-Jongen
dc.contributor.authorHe, Jr-Hauen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-27T10:44:39Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-27T10:44:39Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-24-
dc.identifier.citationEfficiency Enhancement of InGaN-Based Solar Cells via Stacking Layers of Light-Harvesting Nanospheres 2016, 6:28671 Scientific Reportsen
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/srep28671-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/614821-
dc.description.abstractAn effective light-harvesting scheme for InGaN-based multiple quantum well solar cells is demonstrated using stacking layers of polystyrene nanospheres. Light-harvesting efficiencies on the solar cells covered with varied stacks of nanospheres are evaluated through numerical and experimental methods. The numerical simulation reveals that nanospheres with 3 stacking layers exhibit the most improved optical absorption and haze ratio as compared to those obtained by monolayer nanospheres. The experimental demonstration, agreeing with the theoretical analyses, shows that the application of 3-layer nanospheres improves the conversion efficiency of the solar cell by ~31%.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), and National Central University.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/articles/srep28671en
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dc.titleEfficiency Enhancement of InGaN-Based Solar Cells via Stacking Layers of Light-Harvesting Nanospheresen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalScientific Reportsen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionNational Central University, Department of Optics and Photonics, Chung-Li 32001, Taiwanen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorAl-Amri, Amal M.en
kaust.authorFu, Po-Hanen
kaust.authorWang, Hsin-Pingen
kaust.authorLi, Lain-Jongen
kaust.authorHe, Jr-Hauen
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