Seminars and Workshops Polymer-Silicon Nanowire Hybrid Solar Cell


Topic of Research Seminar: Polymer-Silicon Nanowire Hybrid Solar Cell

Abstract: Among various photovoltaic devices, the poly 3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene:poly styrenesulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) and silicon nanowire (SiNW)-based hybrid solar cell is getting momentum for the next generation solar cell. Although, the power-conversion efficiency of the PEDOT:PSS–SiNW hybrid solar cell has already been reported above 13% by many researchers, it is still at a primitive stage and requires comprehensive research and developments. When SiNWs interact with conjugate polymer PEDOT:PSS, the various aspects of SiNW array are required to optimize for high efficiency hybrid solar cell. Therefore, the designing of silicon nanowire (SiNW) array is a crucial aspect for an efficient PEDOT:PSS–SiNW hybrid solar cell, where PEDOT:PSS plays a role as a conductor with an transparent optical window just-like as metal-semiconductor Schottky solar cell. In this presentation we mainly focus on the current research trends for the general, electrical, optical and photovoltaic design issues associated with SiNW array for PEDOT:PSS–SiNW hybrid solar cells. The foremost features including the morphology, surface traps, doping of SiNW, which limit the efficiency of the PEDOT:PSS–SiNW hybrid solar cell, will be addressed and reviewed. Finally, the SiNW design issues for boosting up the fill-factor, short-circuit current and open-circuit voltage will be highlighted and discussed.

Subject Field of Topic: Solar Energy

Name of Speaker: Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Moiz

Professorial Rank of Speaker: Professor

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Affiliation of Speaker: Device Simulation Lab, Department of Electrical Engineering, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah 21955, Saudi Arabia

Date and Venue: 29 September2022 at 1400 Hrs, SNS New building CR # 205, NUST Islamabad Campus