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Metal assisted catalyzed etched (MACE) black Si: optics and device physics

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Abstract

Metal-assisted catalyzed etching (MACE) of silicon (Si) is a controllable, room-temperature wet-chemical technique that uses a thin layer of metal to etch the surface of Si, leaving behind various nano- and micro-scale surface features, including nanowires (NWs), that can be tuned to achieve various useful engineering goals, in particular with respect to Si solar cells. In this review, we introduce the science and technology of MACE from the literature, and provide an in-depth analysis of MACE to enhance Si solar cells, including the outlook for commercial applications of this technology.

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The article was received on 03 Jun 2016, accepted on 10 Aug 2016 and first published on 11 Aug 2016


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6NR04506E
Citation: Nanoscale, 2016,8, 15448-15466
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    Metal assisted catalyzed etched (MACE) black Si: optics and device physics

    F. Toor, J. B. Miller, L. M. Davidson, W. Duan, M. P. Jura, J. Yim, J. Forziati and M. R. Black, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 15448
    DOI: 10.1039/C6NR04506E

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