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Novel silicon phases and nanostructures for solar energy conversion

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Wippermann,  Stefan Martin
Atomistic Modelling, Interface Chemistry and Surface Engineering, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Max Planck Society;

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Wippermann, S. M., He, Y., Vörös, M., & Galli, G. (2016). Novel silicon phases and nanostructures for solar energy conversion. Applied Physics Reviews, 3(4): 040807. doi:10.1063/1.4961724.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002D-C716-7
Abstract
Silicon exhibits a large variety of different bulk phases, allotropes, and composite structures, such as, e.g., clathrates or nanostructures, at both higher and lower densities compared with diamondlike Si-I. New Si structures continue to be discovered. These novel forms of Si offer exciting prospects to create Si based materials, which are non-toxic and earth-abundant, with properties tailored precisely towards specific applications. We illustrate how such novel Si based materials either in the bulk or as nanostructures may be used to significantly improve the efficiency of solar energy conversion devices. (C) 2016 Author(s).