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Title: High performance ultra-thin solar cell structures

Abstract

A method, system and apparatus including a device cell having a top side, a bottom side and opposing side walls. A passivation layer is formed along the top side, the bottom side and opposing side walls of the device cell. The passivation layer serves to passivate the device cell and facilitate carrier collection around the device cell. An anti-reflective layer is formed over the passivation layer and an optical layer is formed on the top side of the device cell. The optical layer reflects light within the device cell. The apparatus may further include a reflective layer formed along the bottom side of the device cell, the reflective layer to reflect light internally within the device cell.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568407
Patent Number(s):
10304977
Application Number:
14/709,284
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/11/2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Okandan, Murat, Nielson, Gregory N., Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Resnick, Paul J., and Sanchez, Carlos Anthony. High performance ultra-thin solar cell structures. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Okandan, Murat, Nielson, Gregory N., Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Resnick, Paul J., & Sanchez, Carlos Anthony. High performance ultra-thin solar cell structures. United States.
Okandan, Murat, Nielson, Gregory N., Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Resnick, Paul J., and Sanchez, Carlos Anthony. Tue . "High performance ultra-thin solar cell structures". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568407.
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abstractNote = {A method, system and apparatus including a device cell having a top side, a bottom side and opposing side walls. A passivation layer is formed along the top side, the bottom side and opposing side walls of the device cell. The passivation layer serves to passivate the device cell and facilitate carrier collection around the device cell. An anti-reflective layer is formed over the passivation layer and an optical layer is formed on the top side of the device cell. The optical layer reflects light within the device cell. The apparatus may further include a reflective layer formed along the bottom side of the device cell, the reflective layer to reflect light internally within the device cell.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
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