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Application of N-doped ZnO Nanorods in Heterojunction Si Solar Cells

  • Jayasree Roy Sharma
  • Debolina Saha
  • Arijit Bardhan Roy
  • Gourab Das
  • Snehanshu Patra
  • A. K. Barua
  • Sumita MukhopadhyayEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 215)

Abstract

In last few decades the study of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles established the fact that, they have wide range of high technology applications. Among all the nanoparticles ZnO nanorods have been widely used due to their ease of formation and applications. Here, nitrogen doped (N-doped) ZnO nanorods have been developed by hydrothermal method. The layer of N-doped ZnO nanorods along with crystalline silicon (c-Si) wafer forms a heterojunction Si solar cell. It has minimum reflectance and good light trapping effect. Hence, no need to use another layer for ARC. The use of this layer provides an efficiency enhancement.

Keywords

ZnO Seed Nanorods Heterojunction 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work has been supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. The authors are highly obliged to Prof. A.K. Barua for his enormous support, guidance and help. The authors are also grateful to Prof. H Saha, Principal Investigator of the project for his encouragement and help.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jayasree Roy Sharma
    • 1
  • Debolina Saha
    • 1
  • Arijit Bardhan Roy
    • 1
  • Gourab Das
    • 1
  • Snehanshu Patra
    • 1
  • A. K. Barua
    • 1
  • Sumita Mukhopadhyay
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Centre of Excellence for Green Energy and Sensor SystemsIndian Institute of Engineering Science and TechnologyShibpur, HowrahIndia

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