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James R. Nagel and Michael A. Scarpulla Design principles for light trapping in thin silicon films with embedded dielectric nanoparticles Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 21

Version of Record online: 14 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pip.1187

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We investigate the light trapping properties of embedded dielectric nanospheres spheres in thin film solar cells. Design principles are inferred from numerical simulation and Mie theory. Maximum absorption gain in a 1.0 µm silicon film was found to be 23.5% using SiO2 nanospheres.

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