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Position-controlled III-V compound semiconductor nanowire solar cells by selective-area metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22434437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We demonstrate position-controlled III-V semiconductor nanowires (NWs) by using selective-area metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy and their application to solar cells. Efficiency of 4.23% is achieved for InP core-shell NW solar cells. We form a 'flexible NW array' without a substrate, which has the advantage of saving natural resources over conventional thin film photovoltaic devices. Four junction NW solar cells with over 50% efficiency are proposed and discussed.
Authors:
Takashi Fukui; Masatoshi Yoshimura; Eiji Nakai; Katsuhiro Tomioka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ambio     Volume:  41 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0044-7447     ISO Abbreviation:  Ambio     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-21     Completed Date:  2012-07-19     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364220     Medline TA:  Ambio     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, N14, W9, Sapporo, 060-0814, Japan. fukui@rciqe.hokudai.ac.jp
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Metals / chemistry*
Nanowires*
Photochemistry
Semiconductors*
Solar Energy*
Volatile Organic Compounds / chemistry*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Metals; 0/Volatile Organic Compounds
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