Flexible, polymer-supported, si wire array photoelectrodes

Joshua M. Spurgeon, Shannon W. Boettcher, Michael D. Kelzenberg, Bruce S. Brunschwig, Harry A. Atwater, Nathan S. Lewis

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Arrays of oriented, crystalline Si wires are transferred into flexible, transparent polymer films. The polymer-supported Si wire arrays in liquid-junction photoelectrochemical cells yield current-potential behavior similar to the Si wires attached to the brittle growth substrate. These systems offer the potential for attaining high solar energyconversion efficiencies using modest diffusion length, readily grown, crystalline Si in a flexible, processable form. (Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3277-3281
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - Aug 10 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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