Horizontal deposition of polystyrene colloids for enhanced light trapping in solar cells
Motivations: A majority of solar cells base their materials off of silicon wafers about 180-300 microns in thickness due to it being very cost efficient in the market. However, when the thickness of silicon wafers are reduced, they are only able to create energy on the visible light spectrum for solar rays. Because light on the infrared spectrum is not effectively absorbed when making thinner silicon wafers, a proposal to implement metal particles into the wafer to scatter light has been suggested. Light enters the solar cell but is scattered because of metal particles uniformly placed on top ...
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