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A new surface treatment could boost the efficiency of solar cell

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Using two different types of chemical etching to create features at both the micron and nanometer size scales, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Tecnology have developed a surface treatment that could boost the light absorption of silicon photovoltaic cells in two complementary ways.

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Using two different types of chemical etching to create features at both the micron and nanometer size scales, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a surface treatment that could boost the light absorption of silicon photovoltaic cells in two complementary ways.

The surface treatment increases absorption both by trapping light in three-dimensional structures and by making the surfaces self-cleaning

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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, Research
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etching, photovoltaic, slicon, superhydrophobic, two-scale
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  • Created By: John Toon
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  • Created On: Mar 23, 2009 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:03pm