Materials for Antireflection Coatings in Photovoltaics—An Overview

Vishal Mehta, Cory Conkel, Andrew Cochran, N. M. Ravindra

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The ability to maximize the reflectance losses due to silicon is of paramount importance in the design, fabrication, and operation of silicon solar cells. Optimally designed antireflection coatings are required to improve photon collection in solar cells. For efficient performance, solar cells need to have low reflectance and high absorptance in the visible to near-infrared region. In this study, reflectance due to varying thicknesses of various dielectrics such as aluminum oxide (Al2O3), silicon dioxide (SiO2), titanium dioxide (TiO2), magnesium fluoride (MgF2), and silicon nitride (Si3N4) has been simulated in the range of visible to near infrared by mathematical modelling using MATLAB simulations. The results of the evolution of spectral properties, as a function of dielectric material thickness, on silicon substrates are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTMS 2022 151st Annual Meeting and Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783030923808
StatePublished - 2022
Event151st Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2022 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: Feb 27 2022Mar 3 2022

Publication series

NameMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
ISSN (Print)2367-1181
ISSN (Electronic)2367-1696


Conference151st Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


  • Antireflection coating
  • Optical properties
  • Silicon
  • Solar cell


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