Enhancement of polycrystalline silicon solar cells efficiency using indium nitride particles

Alkis S., Chowdhury F. I. , ALEVLİ M., Dietz N., Yalizay B., Akturk S., ...More

JOURNAL OF OPTICS, vol.17, no.10, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/2040-8978/17/10/105903
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF OPTICS


In this work, we present a hybrid indium nitride particle/polycrystalline silicon solar cell based on 230 nm size indium nitride particles (InN-Ps) obtained through laser ablation. The solar cell performance measurements indicate that there is an absolute 1.5% increase (Delta eta) in the overall solar cell efficiency due to the presence of InN-Ps. Within the spectral range 300-1100 nm, improvements of up to 8.26% are observed in the external quantum efficiency (EQE) and increases of up to 8.75% are observed in the internal quantum efficiency (IQE) values of the corresponding solar cell. The enhancement in power performance is due to the down-shifting properties of the InN-Ps. The electrical measurements are supplemented by TEM, Raman, UV/VIS and PL spectroscopy of the InN-Ps.