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Title: Light Trapping, Absorption and Solar Energy Harvesting by Artificial Materials

We have studied light trapping in conical pore silicon photonic crystal architectures. We find considerable improvement in solar absorption (relative to nanowires) in a square lattice of conical nano-pores.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Toronto, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1167261
Report Number(s):
DOE-TORONTO--46754
DOE Contract Number:
SC0004868
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of Toronto, ON (Canada)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY light-trapping; photonic crystals; high-efficiency thin-film solar cells