Date of Award
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)
N. M. Ravindra
Different geometrical surface configurations are considered here for a Au/n-Si semiconductor Schottky-barrier solar cell to improve their light collection efficiency.
Optical and electrical properties are theoretically analyzed for two given optical wavelengths of 0.9 and 0.5 micrometers respectively.
The configurations considered are: V-shaped, Star- shaped, M-shaped, asymmetric-V-shaped, and asymmetric-M-shaped. They all show a significant improvement in the short-circuit current over a flat cell model, while the open-circuit voltage remains practically unchanged.
Manolis, Constantinos, "Schottky-barrier solar cells, surface patterning for efficient light collection" (1989). Theses. 1372.