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Stain-etched porous silicon nanostructures for multicrystalline silicon-based solar cells

  • M. Ben Rabha (a1), M. Hajji (a1), S. Belhadj Mohamed (a1), A. Hajjaji (a1), M. Gaidi (a1), H. Ezzaouia (a1) and B. Bessais (a1)...

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In this paper, we study the optical, optoelectronic and photoluminescence properties of stain-etched porous silicon nanostructures obtained with different etching times. Special attention is given to the use of the stain-etched PS as an antireflection coating as well as for surface passivating capabilities. The surface morphology has been analyzed by scanning electron microscopy. The evolution of the Si-O and Si-H absorption bands was analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectrometry before and after PS treatment. Results show that stain etching of the silicon surface drops the total reflectivity to about 7% in the 400–1100 nm wavelength range and the minority carrier lifetime enhances to about 48 μs.

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Stain-etched porous silicon nanostructures for multicrystalline silicon-based solar cells

  • M. Ben Rabha (a1), M. Hajji (a1), S. Belhadj Mohamed (a1), A. Hajjaji (a1), M. Gaidi (a1), H. Ezzaouia (a1) and B. Bessais (a1)...

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