Paper Title:
Textile Solar Cells Based on SiC Microwires
  Abstract

The solar cell concept presented here is based on 3C-SiC nano- or microwires and conju¬gated polymers. Therefore the silicon carbide wires are fabricated by a sol-gel route including a car-bothermal reduction step, allowing growth with predetermined uniform diameters between 0.1 and 2μm and lengths up to several centimetres. The design of our photovoltaic device is therein based on a p-i-n structure, well known e.g. from silicon photovoltaics, involving an intrinsic semiconduc¬tor as the central photoactive layer, sandwiched between two complementary doped wide-bandgap semiconductors giving the driving force for charge separation. In our case the 3C-SiC microwires act as the electron acceptor and simultaneously as carrier material for all involved components of the photovoltaic element.

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Periodical
Materials Science Forum (Volumes 615-617)
Edited by
Amador Pérez-Tomás, Philippe Godignon, Miquel Vellvehí and Pierre Brosselard
Pages
239-242
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.615-617.239
Citation
S. Greulich-Weber, M. Zöller, B. Friedel, "Textile Solar Cells Based on SiC Microwires", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 615-617, pp. 239-242, 2009
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March 2009
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