Influence of Silicon Texturization on the Photovoltaic Properties of CuPc/n-Si Hybrid Solar Cells

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Hybrid solar cell based on copper-phthalocyanine (CuPc) and textured Si has been fabricated. Influence of silicon texturization on the photovoltaic properties of CuPc/n-Si hybrid solar cell was studied by current-voltage characteristic curves in the dark and under illumination conditions. As a result, it is found that textured Si can improve significantly the performance of hybrid solar cell. It exhibits a three times increase in the short-circuit current density with respect to that of the standard hybrid solar cell, and the short-circuit current density reaches up to 5.4 mA/cm2. In addition, the open-voltage and fill factor are almost constant. The solar-energy conversion efficiency is increased by about three times by the textured Si and achieved about 0.8% under “one Sun” illumination. Furthermore, the possible reasons for this result have been discussed.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 531-532)

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Chunliang Zhang and Liangchi Zhang

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40-44

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Z. F. Liu and Y. T. Liu, "Influence of Silicon Texturization on the Photovoltaic Properties of CuPc/n-Si Hybrid Solar Cells", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 531-532, pp. 40-44, 2013

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December 2012

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