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Characterization of experimental textured ZnO:Al films for thin film solar cell applications and comparison with commercial and plasmonic alternatives

Characterization of experimental textured ZnO:Al films for thin film solar cell applications and comparison with commercial and plasmonic alternatives
Characterization of experimental textured ZnO:Al films for thin film solar cell applications and comparison with commercial and plasmonic alternatives
We present the comprehensive characterization of several experimental ZnO:Al films for thin film solar cell applications. The morphological and optical properties of these films are determined using traditional and new, experimental measurement techniques and results are compared to those of the commercial Asahi U-type TCO as well as samples of planar TCOs coated in silver nanoparticles. Results show that the textured ZnO:Al films provide far superior scattering to the commercial alternatives studied. Nanoparticle coated planar TCOs also show scattering enhancement with results suggesting that nanoparticle layers could be tuned to predominantly scatter light within a chosen wavelength range.
Payne, David N.R.
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Boden, Stuart
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Clark, Owain
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Delahoy, Alan
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Bagnall, Darren
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Payne, David N.R.
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Boden, Stuart
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Clark, Owain
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Delahoy, Alan
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Bagnall, Darren
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Payne, David N.R., Boden, Stuart, Clark, Owain, Delahoy, Alan and Bagnall, Darren (2010) Characterization of experimental textured ZnO:Al films for thin film solar cell applications and comparison with commercial and plasmonic alternatives At 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 20 - 25 Jun 2010.

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We present the comprehensive characterization of several experimental ZnO:Al films for thin film solar cell applications. The morphological and optical properties of these films are determined using traditional and new, experimental measurement techniques and results are compared to those of the commercial Asahi U-type TCO as well as samples of planar TCOs coated in silver nanoparticles. Results show that the textured ZnO:Al films provide far superior scattering to the commercial alternatives studied. Nanoparticle coated planar TCOs also show scattering enhancement with results suggesting that nanoparticle layers could be tuned to predominantly scatter light within a chosen wavelength range.

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Published date: 20 June 2010
Venue - Dates: 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2010-06-20 - 2010-06-25
Organisations: Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology

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Local EPrints ID: 272406
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272406
PURE UUID: 13f703a3-5447-486b-9b91-f1fa9b177eaf
ORCID for Stuart Boden: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4232-1828

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Date deposited: 06 Jun 2011 06:48
Last modified: 02 Oct 2017 16:31

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Author: David N.R. Payne
Author: Stuart Boden ORCID iD
Author: Owain Clark
Author: Alan Delahoy
Author: Darren Bagnall

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