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Nanostructures for Light Trapping in High-efficiency, Low-cost Silicon Solar Cells

Start Date: September 2013


Mark Brongersma, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University; Harry Atwater, Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology; Albert Polman, FOM Institute AMOLF, The Netherlands

Annual Reports


  • D. Lin, P. Fan, E. Hasman and M. L. Brongersma, Science, 2014, 345, 298–302. Soft imprinted Ag nanowire hybrid electrodes on silicon heterojunction solar cells. M.W. Knight, J. van de Groep, P.C. Bronsveld, W. C. Sinke, and A. Polman. Submitted (2016).
  • Solution-grown silver nanowire ordered arrays as transparent electrodes B. Sciacca, J. van de Groep, A. Polman and E.C. Garnett, Adv. Mater. 28, 905 (2016)
  • Nanophotonic opto-electronic Enhancement of ultrathin CIGSe solar cells on ITO. G. Yin*, M.W. Knight*, M.-C. van Lare, A. Polman, and M. Schmid. Submitted (2016).
  • Plasmonic scattering back reflector for light trapping in flat nanocrystalline silicon solar cells. L. van Dijk, J. van de Groep, L.W. Veldhuizen, M. di Vece, A. Polman, and R.E.I. Schropp, ACS Photon. 3, 685 (2016).
  • Wide-angle, broadband graded metasurface retroreflector. N.M. Estakhri*, V. Neder,*, M. W. Knight, A. Polman, and A. Alù. Submitted (2016).
  • Direct imaging of hybridized eigenmodes in coupled silicon nanoparticles J. van de Groep, T. Coenen, S.A. Mann, and A. Polman. Optica 3, 93 (2016).
  • Photovoltaic materials: record efficiencies and future challenges. A. Polman, M.W. Knight, E.G. Garnett, B. Ehrler, and W.C. Sinke, Science 352, 307 (2016).

Updated July 2016