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Nanomaterials  2013 

Effect of Nanotube Film Thickness on the Performance of Nanotube-Silicon Hybrid Solar Cells

DOI: 10.3390/nano3040655

Keywords: carbon nanotubes, hybrid solar cells, layer thickness, efficiency

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The results of measurements on solar cells made from randomly aligned thin films of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) on n-type monocrystalline silicon are presented. The films are made by vacuum filtration from aqueous TritonX-100 suspensions of large diameter arc-discharge SWCNTs. The dependence of the solar cell performance on the thickness of the SWCNT film is shown in detail, as is the variation in performance due to doping of the SWCNT film with SOCl 2.

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