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Nanomaterials 2013, 3(4), 655-673; doi:10.3390/nano3040655
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Effect of Nanotube Film Thickness on the Performance of Nanotube-Silicon Hybrid Solar Cells

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School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and Flinders Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, Australia
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Received: 25 November 2013 / Revised: 11 December 2013 / Accepted: 11 December 2013 / Published: 17 December 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanomaterials in Energy Conversion and Storage)
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Abstract

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 SOCl2.
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; hybrid solar cells; layer thickness; efficiency carbon nanotubes; hybrid solar cells; layer thickness; efficiency
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Tune, D.D.; Shapter, J.G. Effect of Nanotube Film Thickness on the Performance of Nanotube-Silicon Hybrid Solar Cells. Nanomaterials 2013, 3, 655-673.

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