Highly transparent low sheet resistance electrodes for solar cell applications

Ali Shikoh, Anton Popelka, Farid Touati, Mohieddine Benammar, Zhaozhao Zhu, Trent Mankowski, Kaushik Balakrishnan, Masud Mansuripur, Charles M Falco

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Abstract

High aspect ratio copper nanowires were synthesized, using a solution-based approach. The nanowires along with reduced graphene oxide thin films were sprayed onto glass and flexible substrates and later annealed in order to produce transparent conducting electrodes (TCEs). These electrodes exhibited 91.5% optical transmissivity and around 9- Ω/sq sheet resistance, which are comparable to Indium Tin Oxide (ITO). In addition, the hybrid TCEs, when exposed to ambient temperature showed slowed sheet resistance degradation. The electrodes deposited on a flexible substrate, showed immunity against any notable changes in the sheet resistance, when gone through numerous bending cycles. Adaption of such nanomaterials in conducting films could lead to the potential alternatives for the conventional ITO, with applications in numerous industries, including solar cells manufacturing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 26th International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages196-199
Number of pages4
Volume2015-March
ISBN (Electronic)9781479981533
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 26th International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2014 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: Dec 14 2014Dec 17 2014

Other

Other2014 26th International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2014
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period12/14/1412/17/14

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Keywords

  • copper nanowires
  • graphene
  • nano-materials
  • solar energy
  • transparent conducting electrodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Shikoh, A., Popelka, A., Touati, F., Benammar, M., Zhu, Z., Mankowski, T., Balakrishnan, K., Mansuripur, M., & Falco, C. M. (2014). Highly transparent low sheet resistance electrodes for solar cell applications. In 2014 26th International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2014 (Vol. 2015-March, pp. 196-199). [7071840] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICM.2014.7071840