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2008 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

March 24-28, 2008 | San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: Jeffrey C. Gelpey, Robert J. Hamers, Paul Muralt, Christine A. Orme

Symposium KK : Light Management in Photovoltaic Devices---Theory and Practice

2008-03-25   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Christophe Ballif University of Neuchatel
Randy Ellingson National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Marko Topic University of Ljubljana
Miroslav (Miro) Zeman Delft University of Technology

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KK1: Modelling and Characterization
Session Chairs
Christophe Ballif
Tuesday PM, March 25, 2008
Room 2018 (Moscone West)

9:30 AM - **KK1.1
Optical Properties of Ag/ZnO Back-reflectors for Thin Film Si Photovoltaics.

Robert Collins 1 , Deepak Sainju 1 , Lila Dahal 1 , Jian Li 1 , Jason Stoke 1 , N. Podraza 1 2 , Xunming Deng 1
1 Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, United States, 2 Materials Research Laboratory, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania, United States

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10:00 AM - KK1.2
Accurate Determination of Dielectric Functions of Thin Films and Interfaces in Photovoltaic Devices: Critical Issues in Optical Modeling.

Jian Li 1 , Robert Collins 1 , Jason Stoke 1 , Lila Dahal 1 , Deepak Sainju 1 , Jie Chen 1 , Anuja Parikh 1 , N. Podraza 1 2
1 Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, United States, 2 Material Research Laboratory, Penn State University , State College Pensilvania, Pennsylvania, United States

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10:15 AM - **KK1.3
Light Trapping by Means of Diffraction Gratings for Silicon Solar Cells.

Rudolf Morf 1
1 Condensed Matter Theory, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen Switzerland

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10:45 AM - KK1.4
Quantification of Light Trapping Using a Reciprocity Between Electroluminescent Emission and Photovoltaic Action in a Solar Cell.

Thomas Kirchartz 1 , Anke Helbig 2 , Uwe Rau 1
1 IEF5-Photovoltaik, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich Germany, 2 Institut für Physikalische Elektronik, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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11:00 AM - KK1
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2008-03-26   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Christophe Ballif University of Neuchatel
Randy Ellingson National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Marko Topic University of Ljubljana
Miroslav (Miro) Zeman Delft University of Technology
KK8: Advanced Light Management
Session Chairs
Andrew Norman
Wednesday PM, March 26, 2008
Room 2018 (Moscone West)

3:00 PM - **KK8.1
Periodic Structures for Improved Light Management in Thin-film Silicon Solar Cells.

Janez Krc 1 , Stefan Luxembourg 2 , Thomas Soderstrom 3 , Andrej Campa 1 , Miro Zeman 2 , Christophe Ballif 3 , Marko Topic 1
1 , University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana Slovenia, 2 , Delft University of Technology – DIMES, P.O. Box 5053, 2600 GB Delft Netherlands, 3 , Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchatel, CH-2000 Neuchatel Switzerland

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3:30 PM - KK8.2
Harvesting Photons in Thin Film Solar Cells with Photonic Crystals.

Rana Biswas 1 , Zhou Dayu 2
1 Ames Laboratory & Microelectronics Res Ctr, Physics/Astronomy & ECpE, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States, 2 Microelectronics Research Ctr, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

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3:45 PM - KK8.3
Enhanced Light-trapping in Solar Cells by Directional Selective Optical Filters.

Carolin Ulbrich 1 , Thomas Kirchartz 2 , Uwe Rau 2
1 Institut für Physikalische Elektronik, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart Germany, 2 IEF5-Photovoltaik, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich Germany

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4:00 PM - KK8.4
Monte-Carlo Simulations of Fluorescent Photovoltaic Collectors.

Liv Proenneke 1 , Gerda Glaeser 1 , Uwe Rau 2
1 Institut für Physikalische Elektronik, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart Germany, 2 IEF5-Photovoltaik, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Nordrhein-Westphalen, Germany

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4:15 PM - KK8
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KK9: Organic and Sensitized Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Matt Beard
Wednesday PM, March 26, 2008
Room 2018 (Moscone West)

4:30 PM - **KK9.1
New Strategies for Improved Light Management in Organic based Photovoltaics.

Jan Kroon 1
1 Solar Energy, ECN, Petten Netherlands

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5:00 PM - KK9.2
The Influence of Particle Sizes on the Optical Characteristics of Nanocrystalline TiO2 Films for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.

Peter Chao-Yu Chen 1 , Guido Rothenberger 1 , Michael Graetzel 1
1 Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, EPFL, Lausanne, VD, Switzerland

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5:15 PM - KK9.3
Application of Long-range Ordered Mesoporous TiO2 Films to Dye-sensitized Solar Cell.

Wan In Lee 1 , Yong Joo Kim 1 , Jia Hong Pan 1
1 Department of Chemistry, Inha University, Incheon Korea (the Republic of)

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5:30 PM - KK9.4
Quantum Dot Sensitized Nanostructured Solar Cells.

Jun Wang 1 , Jun Xu 1 , Zhiqun Lin 1
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

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2008-03-27   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Christophe Ballif University of Neuchatel
Randy Ellingson National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Marko Topic University of Ljubljana
Miroslav (Miro) Zeman Delft University of Technology
KK10: Nanostructures I
Session Chairs
Miro Zeman
Thursday AM, March 27, 2008
Room 2018 (Moscone West)

9:15 AM - KK10.1
Size-dependent Intrinsic Radiative Decay Rates of Silicon Nanocrystals at Large Confinement Energies.

Milan Sykora 1 , Lorenzo Mangolini 2 , Richard Schaller 1 , Uwe Kortshagen 2 , David Jurbergs 3 , Victor Klimov 1
1 , LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States, 2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 3 , Innovalight, Inc., Santa Clara, California, United States

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9:30 AM - **KK10.2
Multiple Exciton Generation in Semiconductor Quantum Dots and Novel Molecules: Applications to 3rd Generation Solar Photon Conversion.

Arthur Nozik 1 , Randy Ellingson 1 , Matt Beard 1 , Joseph Luther 1 , Justin Johnson 1 , Matt Law 1 , Qing Song 1 , James Murphy 1
1 Center for Chemical Sciences and Biosciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States

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10:00 AM - KK10.3
Study of Carrier Multiplication in Semiconductor Nanocrystals by Transient Photoluminescence Spectroscopy.

Gautham Nair 1 , Scott Geyer 1 , Moungi Bawendi 1
1 Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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10:15 AM - KK10.4
Time-resolved Photoluminescence Studies of Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Coupled-nanocrystal Films.

Qing Song 1 , Wyatt Metzger 4 , Joseph Luther 1 3 , Matt Law 1 , Matt Beard 1 , Arthur Nozik 1 2 , Randy Ellingson 1
1 Chemical and Biosciences Center, National Renewable Eenergy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States, 4 National Center for Photovoltaics, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States, 3 Department of Applied physics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States, 2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States

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10:30 AM - **KK10.5
Up Conversion for Photovoltaic Cells.

Gavin Conibeer 1 , Thorsten Trupke 1 , Avi Shalav 1
1 ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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11:00 AM - KK10
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