publication . Thesis . 2012

Modeling Heterogeneous Carbon Nanotube Networks for Photovoltaic Applications Using Silvaco Atlas Software

Garfrerick, Adam R.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2012
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Recent developments in carbon nanotube technology have allowed for semi-transparent electrodes to be created which can possibly improve the efficiency of solar cells. A method for simulating the use of semi-transparent carbon nanotube networks as a charge collector for solar cells in Silvaco ATLAS software is presented in this thesis. Semi-transparent carbon nanotube networks allow for a greater area of charge collection on the surface of solar cells as well as a lower resistance path for charge carriers to travel to the top contact grid lines. These properties can decrease the required area of a solar cell covered by metal contacts, allowing a greater amount of...
free text keywords: Carbon Nanotubes, Solar Cells, Photovoltaics, Transparent Contact, Silvaco ATLASTM
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