A monolithic nanostructured-perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell: feasibility of light management through geometry and materials selection

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dc.contributor.author Elshorbagy, Mahmoud Hamdy Mohamed
dc.contributor.author López Fraguas, Eduardo
dc.contributor.author Chaudhry Bahmni, Fateh Abdulfateh
dc.contributor.author Sánchez Pena, José Manuel
dc.contributor.author Vergaz Benito, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author García Cámara, Braulio
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-07T10:30:55Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-07T10:30:55Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02-10
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Elshorbagy, M. H., López-Fraguas, E., Chaudhry, F. A., Sánchez-Pena, J. M., Vergaz, R., & García-Cámara, B. (2020). A monolithic nanostructured-perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell: feasibility of light management through geometry and materials selection. In Scientific Reports (Vol. 10, Issue 1). Springer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/35422
dc.description.abstract The use of several layers of different materials, taking advantage of their complementary bandgap energies, improves the absorption in multi-junction solar cells. Unfortunately, the inherent efficiency increment of this strategy has a limitation: each interface introduces optical losses. In this paper, we study the effects of materials and geometry in the optical performance of a nanostructured hybrid perovskite - silicon tandem solar cell. Our proposed design increases the performance of both subcells by managing light towards the active layer, as well as by minimizing reflections losses in the interfaces. We sweep both refractive index and thickness of the transport layers and the dielectric spacer composing the metasurface, obtaining a range of these parameters for the proper operation of the device. Using these values, we obtain a reduction in the optical losses, in particular they are more than a 33% lower than those of a planar cell, mainly due to a reduction of the reflectivity in the device. This approach leads to an enhancement in the optical response, widens the possibilities for the manufacturers to use different materials, and allows wide geometrical tolerances.
dc.description.sponsorship E.L.F. wants to express his gratitude to the Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional for his doctoral grant (FPU research fellowship Ref. FPU17/00612). F.A.C. wants to express his gratitude to the Comunidad de Madrid and UE through Y.E.I. program for his financial support (Y.E.I.) (Ref. PEJD-2018-PRE/IND-9348). The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad for the TEC2016-77242-C3-1-R Grant (AEI/FEDER, UE funds). This work was also supported by Comunidad de Madrid and FSE/FEDER Program under grants SINFOTON2-CM (S2018/NMT-4326) and TEFLON-CM (Y2018/EMT-4892).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rights Copyright © 2020, The Author(s)
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Silicon
dc.subject.other Efficiency
dc.subject.other Thin
dc.subject.other Nanoparticles
dc.subject.other Fabrication
dc.subject.other Scattering
dc.subject.other Design
dc.title A monolithic nanostructured-perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell: feasibility of light management through geometry and materials selection
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Electrónica
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58978-5
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. TEC2016-77242-C3-1-R
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. PEJD-2018-PRE/IND-9348
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2018/NMT-4326
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. Y2018/EMT-4892
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationissue 1(2271)
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Scientific Reports
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 10
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000024478
dc.contributor.funder Comunidad de Madrid
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica
dc.affiliation.grupoinv UC3M. Grupo de Investigación: Displays y Aplicaciones Fotónicas
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