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Physics and Materials Chemistry. 2015, 3(3), 37-39
DOI: 10.12691/pmc-3-3-1
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Modeling and Simulation of Antireflecting Layers, Influencing Parameters on the Reflexion and Transmission on the Silicon Solar Cells

Alassane Diaw1, , Nacire Mbengue1, Mamadou. M. Diop1, Ousmane Ba1, F.I Barro1 and Bassirou Ba1

1Department de Physique, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Laboratoires des Semiconducteurs et d’énergie Solaire (LASES-SOLMATS), Dakar, Sénégal

Pub. Date: January 12, 2016

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Alassane Diaw, Nacire Mbengue, Mamadou. M. Diop, Ousmane Ba, F.I Barro and Bassirou Ba. Modeling and Simulation of Antireflecting Layers, Influencing Parameters on the Reflexion and Transmission on the Silicon Solar Cells. Physics and Materials Chemistry. 2015; 3(3):37-39. doi: 10.12691/pmc-3-3-1


In our work we focus on the study and implementation of thin films for their different photovoltaic applications. These materials have interesting optical and dielectric properties, they are used as anti-reflection layer. In the same logic, we focus on the theoretical study of antireflective layers (SARC, DARC, MARC). These studies have led us to conclude that there are more of antireflective layers, the greater the efficiency of the solar cell increases. But also thicknesses and refraction indices play an important role in the good performance of the solar cell.

silicon layer solar cell reflection thickness

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