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Analysis by finite element calculations of light scattering in laser- textured AZO films for PV thin-film solar cells
Año:2015
Áreas de investigación
  • Física,
  • Física op -- optica física:,
  • Ingenierías,
  • Ingenieria mecanica,
  • Dispositivos fotónicos receptores de luz
Datos
Descripción
In the thin-film photovoltaic industry, to achieve a high light scattering in one or more of the cell interfaces is one of the strategies that allow an enhancement of light absorption inside the cell and, therefore, a better device behavior and efficiency. Although chemical etching is the standard method to texture surfaces for that scattering improvement, laser light has shown as a new way for texturizing different materials, maintaining a good control of the final topography with a unique, clean, and quite precise process. In this work AZO films with different texture parameters are fabricated. The typical parameters used to characterize them, as the root mean square roughness or the haze factor, are discussed and, for deeper understanding of the scattering mechanisms, the light behavior in the films is simulated using a finite element method code. This method gives information about the light intensity in each point of the system, allowing the precise characterization of the scattering behavior near the film surface, and it can be used as well to calculate a simulated haze factor that can be compared with experimental measurements. A discussion of the validation of the numerical code, based in a comprehensive comparison with experimental data is included.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
No
Título de la revista
Energy Procedia
ISSN
1876-6102
Factor de impacto JCR
Información de impacto
Volumen
DOI
10.1016/j.egypro.2015.12.298
Número de revista
84
Desde la página
78
Hasta la página
85
Mes
SIN MES
Ranking
Journal Metrics Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.786 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.417
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Participantes
  • Autor: David Canteli (UPM)
  • Autor: José Manuel López (UPM)
  • Autor: Sara Lauzurica Santiago (UPM)
  • Autor: Marta Lluscà (Universidad de Barcelona)
  • Autor: María Isabel Sánchez-Aniorte (UPM)
  • Autor: Joan Bertomeu (Universidad de Barcelona)
  • Autor: Miguel Morales Furio (UPM)
  • Autor: Carlos Luis Molpeceres Alvarez (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Manufactura Avanzada con Láser
  • Departamento: Física Aplicada e Ingeniería de Materiales
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