This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation, National 973 Project of the People’s Republic of China.
Aligned Single-Crystalline Si Nanowire Arrays for Photovoltaic Applications†
Article first published online: 18 AUG 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 1, Issue 11, pages 1062–1067, November 2005
How to Cite
Peng, K., Xu, Y., Wu, Y., Yan, Y., Lee, S.-T. and Zhu, J. (2005), Aligned Single-Crystalline Si Nanowire Arrays for Photovoltaic Applications. Small, 1: 1062–1067. doi: 10.1002/smll.200500137
- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2005
- Article first published online: 18 AUG 2005
- Manuscript Received: 26 APR 2005
- chemical etching;
Silicon nanowires (SiNWs) with desirable axial crystallographic orientations can be readily prepared by a novel chemical-etching technique (see SEM image). The as-synthesized SiNW arrays significantly suppress reflection over the visible-light spectral range and are therefore promising candidates for antireflection coatings of photovoltaic cells despite exhibiting a lower efficiency than non-nanowire-based devices at this stage of development.