Solar cells based on GaAs and carbon nanotubes

D. M. Mitin, A. M. Mozharov, S. A. Raudik, V. V. Fedorov, V. V. Neplokh, P. M. Rajanna, A. G. Nasibulin, I. S. Mukhin

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    This work is devoted to fabrication and characterization of a GaAs solar cell with a CNT top contact. The characteristics of a conventional solar cell with a metal contact grid and a solar cell with a CNT electrode were compared to demonstrate the benefits of a CNT based approach. The photoelectric properties of the solar cells were studied by measuring the IV characteristics and external quantum efficiency. The fabricated CNT solar cell showed better performance due to improved photocurrent collection efficiency. The demonstrated technology for the fabrication of CNT electrodes can be applied to a wide range of semiconductor photovoltaic devices, including flexible thin-film solar cells and solar cells based on nanowires.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012035
    JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2020
    Event21st Russian Youth Conference on Physics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures, Opto- and Nanoelectronics, RYCPS 2019 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
    Duration: 25 Nov 201929 Nov 2019


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