Self-Cleaning, Low-Reflectivity Surface Could Improve PV Cells

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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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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Created: 03/23/2009
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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