Inverted indium-tin-oxide-free cone-shaped polymer solar cells for light trapping
2012 (English)In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 100, no 21, 213901- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Based on the flexibility of polymer film, cone-shaped polymer solar cells (PSCs) are fabricated and studied. Effective light trapping is achieved due to multi-absorption in all 360 degrees directions. Monte Carlo ray tracing is used to simulate the absorption of cone-shaped PSCs with two variables: wavelength and half cone angle. With an inverted indium-tin-oxide-free device structure, a 43% enhanced light utilization without loss of material utilization is realized in the cone-shaped PSCs with a half cone angle of 45 degrees, compared with the planar PSCs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Institute of Physics (AIP) , 2012. Vol. 100, no 21, 213901- p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78816DOI: 10.1063/1.4720176ISI: 000304489900087OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-78816DiVA: diva2:536037
Funding Agencies|National Natural Science Foundation of China|61007056|Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China|20100101120048|Swedish Energy Agency||Swedish Research Council (VR)||VINNOVA||2012-06-212012-06-212012-06-27