Optical properties of passivation layers on black silicon

Sita Rajyalaxmi Marthi, N. M. Ravindra

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Abstract

Black silicon (BSi) is a surface modification of crystalline silicon (c-Si). The optical properties of BSi are of significant interest in the area of photovoltaics. Passivation has been used to improve the performance characteristics of solar cells. In this study, the optical properties of passivation layers such as SiO2, Si3N4 and Al2O3, on BSi are examined in the wavelength range of 0.4 to 2.4 μm. The results of the simulations show that Si3N4, in particular, exhibits interesting behavior in its optical properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016
PublisherAssociation for Iron and Steel Technology, AISTECH
Pages1141-1152
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781510833142
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2016Oct 27 2016

Publication series

NameMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016
Volume2

Other

OtherMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2016, MS and T 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Period10/23/1610/27/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

Keywords

  • Absorptance
  • Black silicon
  • Crystalline silicon
  • Devices
  • Electrical
  • Optical
  • Passivation layers
  • Passivation properties
  • Reflectance
  • Solar cells
  • Transmittance

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