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The effect of dry shear aligning of nanotube thin films on the photovoltaic performance of carbon nanotube–silicon solar cells

Stolz, Benedikt W. 1; Tune, Daniel D. 1; Flavel, Benjamin S. 1
1 Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Recent results in the field of carbon nanotube–silicon solar cells have suggested that the best performance is obtained when the nanotube film provides good coverage of the silicon surface and when the nanotubes in the film are aligned parallel to the surface. The recently developed process of dry shear aligning – in which shear force is applied to the surface of carbon nanotube thin films in the dry state, has been shown to yield nanotube films that are very flat and in which the surface nanotubes are very well aligned in the direction of shear. It is thus reasonable to expect that nanotube films subjected to dry shear aligning should outperform otherwise identical films formed by other processes. In this work, the fabrication and characterisation of carbon nanotube–silicon solar cells using such films is reported, and the photovoltaic performance of devices produced with and without dry shear aligning is compared.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000062468
DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.7.141
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2190-4286
KITopen-ID: 1000062468
HGF-Programm 43.21.03 (POF III, LK 01) Carbon Nanosystems
Erschienen in Beilstein journal of nanotechnology
Verlag Beilstein-Institut
Band 7
Seiten 1486–1491
Nachgewiesen in Scopus
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