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Recent advances in highly efficient organic-silicon hybrid solar cells

Zhang, T., Iqbal, S., Zhang, X-Y. , Wu, W. ORCID: 0000-0003-1462-6402, Su, D. & Zhou, H-L. (2020). Recent advances in highly efficient organic-silicon hybrid solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 204, 110245. doi: 10.1016/j.solmat.2019.110245


Organic-silicon hybrid solar cells (organic/Si HSCs) have drawn much attention in the development of modern low-cost photovoltaic solar cells. Due to simpler and less expensive fabrication processes at room temperature, the HSCs have many superiorities over conventional silicon solar cells, positioning the HSCs be a striking research topic. Recently, a significant amount of research has been done to improve the yield and efficiency of hybrid solar cells. The performance enhancement of hybrid solar cells highly depends on a combination of the electrical, optical, materials and structural aspects. This review is dedicated to the recent advances in the mechanism, fabrication processes and light management in organic/Si HSCs, highlighting the important device structures, the surface texturing, the transparent electrodes as well as the integration of metallic nanostructures to improve the performances of hybrid solar cells.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © Elsevier 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Publisher Keywords: Organic-silicon hybrid solar cells, Efficiency enhancement, Light trapping, Surface texturing, Metallic nanostructures
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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