Hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanotubes on InGaP/GaAs/Ge solar cells

Chen Chen Chung, Kung Liang Lin, Hung Wei Yu, Nguyen Hong Quan, Chang Fu Dee, Edward Yi Chang

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Abstract

A new design where ZnO nanotubes were grown on the antireflection (AR) layer coated on triple-junction (T-J) solar cell devices to enhance the light conversion efficiency. Compared to the bare T-J solar cells (without an AR layer), the performance of Si3N4 AR coated solar cell showed improvement. The sample with a layer of ZnO nanotubes grown in top of AR layer showed the lowest light reflection compared with the bare and solely AR coated T-J solar cell especially in the spectrum range of 350-500 nm. The use of ZnO nanotubes have increased the conversion efficiency by 4.9% compared with the conventional T-J solar cell. While the Si3N4 AR coated sample only increased the conversion efficiency by 3.2%. This result is quite encouraging as further refinement and variation in the experiment procedures could possibly bring more exciting performance in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages517-520
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479957606
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2014
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2014 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 27 Aug 201429 Aug 2014

Other

Other11th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2014
CityKuala Lumpur
Period27/8/1429/8/14

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Nanotubes
Solar cells
Conversion efficiency
Light reflection
gallium arsenide
Experiments
silicon nitride

Keywords

  • Antireflection layer
  • Hydrothermal
  • Triple-junctions (T-J) solar cell
  • ZnO nanotube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Chung, C. C., Lin, K. L., Yu, H. W., Quan, N. H., Dee, C. F., & Chang, E. Y. (2014). Hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanotubes on InGaP/GaAs/Ge solar cells. In IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE (pp. 517-520). [6920912] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMELEC.2014.6920912

Hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanotubes on InGaP/GaAs/Ge solar cells. / Chung, Chen Chen; Lin, Kung Liang; Yu, Hung Wei; Quan, Nguyen Hong; Dee, Chang Fu; Chang, Edward Yi.

IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. p. 517-520 6920912.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chung, CC, Lin, KL, Yu, HW, Quan, NH, Dee, CF & Chang, EY 2014, Hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanotubes on InGaP/GaAs/Ge solar cells. in IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE., 6920912, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 517-520, 11th IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2014, Kuala Lumpur, 27/8/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMELEC.2014.6920912
Chung CC, Lin KL, Yu HW, Quan NH, Dee CF, Chang EY. Hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanotubes on InGaP/GaAs/Ge solar cells. In IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 517-520. 6920912 https://doi.org/10.1109/SMELEC.2014.6920912
Chung, Chen Chen ; Lin, Kung Liang ; Yu, Hung Wei ; Quan, Nguyen Hong ; Dee, Chang Fu ; Chang, Edward Yi. / Hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanotubes on InGaP/GaAs/Ge solar cells. IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 517-520
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