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Broadband and Omnidirectional, Nearly zero reflective Photovoltaic Glass

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  • Li-Qiang Liu,

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    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong Jianzhu University, Jinan, Shandong 250101, China
    2. State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250100, China
    • School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong Jianzhu University, Jinan, Shandong 250101, China
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  • Xiao-Lin Wang,

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    1. Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong, North Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
    • Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong, North Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia.
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  • Min Jing,

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong Jianzhu University, Jinan, Shandong 250101, China
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  • Shu-Guo Zhang,

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong Jianzhu University, Jinan, Shandong 250101, China
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  • Guo-Ying Zhang,

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong Jianzhu University, Jinan, Shandong 250101, China
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  • Shi-Xue Dou,

    1. Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong, North Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
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  • Gang Wang

    1. Shandong JinJing Glass Corporation, Zibo, Shandong 255086, China
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Abstract

A novel two-step etching approach is used to modify the surface layer of photovoltaic glasses, leading to a porous surface layer with a graded refractive index, and nearly 100% transmittance over a broad range of wavelengths, from ultraviolet to near infrared.

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