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dc.contributor.authorElatab, Nazek
dc.contributor.authorQaiser, Nadeem
dc.contributor.authorBabatain, Wedyan
dc.contributor.authorBahabry, Rabab
dc.contributor.authorShamsuddin, Rana
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafa
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-16T08:41:45Z
dc.date.available2020-09-16T08:41:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-17
dc.date.submitted2020-05-02
dc.identifier.citationEl-Atab, N., Qaiser, N., Babatain, W., Bahabry, R., Shamsuddin, R., & Hussain, M. M. (2020). Nature-inspired spherical silicon solar cell for three-dimensional light harvesting, improved dust and thermal management. MRS Communications, 10(3), 391–397. doi:10.1557/mrc.2020.44
dc.identifier.issn2159-6867
dc.identifier.issn2159-6859
dc.identifier.doi10.1557/mrc.2020.44
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/665178
dc.description.abstractUnconventional techniques to benefit from the low-cost and high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells can lead to new device capabilities and engineering prospects. Here, a nature-inspired spherical solar cell is demonstrated, which is capable of capturing light three-dimensionally. The proposed cell architecture is based on monocrystalline silicon and is fabricated using a corrugation technique. The spherical cell shows an increase in power output by up to 101% with respect to a traditional flat cell with the same projection area using different reflective materials. Finally, the spherical cell shows advantages in terms of enhanced heat dissipation and reduced dust accumulation over conventional cells.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication is based upon work supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S2159685920000440/type/journal_article
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleNature-inspired spherical silicon solar cell for three-dimensional light harvesting, improved dust and thermal management
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Lab
dc.identifier.journalMRS Communications
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dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Physics University of Jeddah, Jeddah 21589-80200 Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Physics King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah 21589-80200 Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.institutionEECS University of California, Berkeley CA USA
dc.identifier.volume10
dc.identifier.issue3
dc.identifier.pages391-397
kaust.personElatab, Nazek
kaust.personQaiser, Nadeem
kaust.personBabatain, Wedyan
kaust.personHussain, Muhammad Mustafa
dc.date.accepted2020-06-04
dc.identifier.eid2-s2.0-85090498854
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-16T08:43:32Z
dc.date.published-online2020-06-17
dc.date.published-print2020-09


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