High-Performance Black Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells by a Highly Simplified Metal-Catalyzed Chemical Etching Method

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621425
Title:
High-Performance Black Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells by a Highly Simplified Metal-Catalyzed Chemical Etching Method
Authors:
Ying, Zhiqin; Liao, Mingdun; Yang, Xi; Han, Can; Li, Jingqi; Li, Junshuai; Li, Yali; Gao, Pingqi; Ye, Jichun
Abstract:
A wet-chemical surface texturing technique, including a two-step metal-catalyzed chemical etching (MCCE) and an extra alkaline treatment, has been proven as an efficient way to fabricate high-efficiency black multicrystalline (mc) silicon solar cells, whereas it is limited by the production capacity and the cost cutting due to the complicated process. Here, we demonstrated that with careful control of the composition in etching solution, low-aspect-ratio bowl-like nanostructures with atomically smooth surfaces could be directly achieved by improved one-step MCCE and with no posttreatment, like alkali solution. The doublet surface texture of implementing this nanobowl structure upon the industrialized acidic-textured surface showed concurrent improvement in optical and electrical properties for realizing 18.23% efficiency mc-Si solar cells (156 mm × 156 mm), which is sufficiently higher than 17.7% of the solely acidic-textured cells in the same batch. The one-step MCCE method demonstrated in this study may provide a cost-effective way to manufacture high-performance mc-Si solar cells for the present photovoltaic industry. © 2016 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
Advanced Nanofabrication and Thin Film Core Lab
Citation:
Ying Z, Liao M, Yang X, Han C, Li J, et al. (2016) High-Performance Black Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells by a Highly Simplified Metal-Catalyzed Chemical Etching Method. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 6: 888–893. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2559779.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
Issue Date:
20-May-2016
DOI:
10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2559779
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2156-3381; 2156-3403
Sponsors:
This work was supported by the Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation under Grant LY14F040005 and Grant LR16F040002; the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61404144, Grant 11304132, Grant 11304133, and Grant 61376068; the International S&T Cooperation Program of Ningbo under Grant 2015D10021; the "Thousand Young Talents Program" of China; and the One Hundred Person Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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dc.contributor.authorYing, Zhiqinen
dc.contributor.authorLiao, Mingdunen
dc.contributor.authorYang, Xien
dc.contributor.authorHan, Canen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Jingqien
dc.contributor.authorLi, Junshuaien
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yalien
dc.contributor.authorGao, Pingqien
dc.contributor.authorYe, Jichunen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T08:29:01Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T08:29:01Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-20en
dc.identifier.citationYing Z, Liao M, Yang X, Han C, Li J, et al. (2016) High-Performance Black Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells by a Highly Simplified Metal-Catalyzed Chemical Etching Method. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 6: 888–893. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2559779.en
dc.identifier.issn2156-3381en
dc.identifier.issn2156-3403en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2559779en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621425-
dc.description.abstractA wet-chemical surface texturing technique, including a two-step metal-catalyzed chemical etching (MCCE) and an extra alkaline treatment, has been proven as an efficient way to fabricate high-efficiency black multicrystalline (mc) silicon solar cells, whereas it is limited by the production capacity and the cost cutting due to the complicated process. Here, we demonstrated that with careful control of the composition in etching solution, low-aspect-ratio bowl-like nanostructures with atomically smooth surfaces could be directly achieved by improved one-step MCCE and with no posttreatment, like alkali solution. The doublet surface texture of implementing this nanobowl structure upon the industrialized acidic-textured surface showed concurrent improvement in optical and electrical properties for realizing 18.23% efficiency mc-Si solar cells (156 mm × 156 mm), which is sufficiently higher than 17.7% of the solely acidic-textured cells in the same batch. The one-step MCCE method demonstrated in this study may provide a cost-effective way to manufacture high-performance mc-Si solar cells for the present photovoltaic industry. © 2016 IEEE.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation under Grant LY14F040005 and Grant LR16F040002; the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61404144, Grant 11304132, Grant 11304133, and Grant 61376068; the International S&T Cooperation Program of Ningbo under Grant 2015D10021; the "Thousand Young Talents Program" of China; and the One Hundred Person Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/gateway/ipsSearch.jsp?an%3D7473814en
dc.subjectBlack silicon (b-Si)en
dc.titleHigh-Performance Black Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells by a Highly Simplified Metal-Catalyzed Chemical Etching Methoden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Nanofabrication and Thin Film Core Laben
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Journal of Photovoltaicsen
dc.contributor.institutionNingbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionKey Laboratory of Special Function Materials and Structure Design of the Ministry of Education, School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Chinaen
kaust.authorLi, Jingqien
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