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Electrochemical Nanofabrication for More Sustainable Photovoltaics

Yorick Bleiji

We fabricate silver nanowire grids using selective area electrodeposition for the usage as transparent electrodes for photovoltaic applications.

We aim to replace traditional ITO layers with silver nanowire grids. 

Full Thesis

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1. Introduction

2. Fundamentals of Electrochemistry

3. Influence of the Crystallographic Texture of ITO on the Electrodeposition of Silver Nanoparticles

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4. High Aspect Ratio Silver Nanogrids by Bottom-Up Electrochemical Growth as Transparent Electrode

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5. Optical Properties of Silver Nanowire Grids

6. Electroplated Silver Nanowire Array as Transparent Electrode Without Seed Layer on TOPCon Solar Cells

7. Electrochemical Welding of Assembled Silver Nanocubes by Nanocube Imprint Lithography


List of publications, Acknowledgements, and About the Author


Prof. Dr. Esther Alarcón-Lladó
 (NWO-Institute AMOLF, University of Amsterdam)

Prof. Dr. Albert Polman
 (NWO-Institute AMOLF, University of Amsterdam)

PhD ceremony

June 6, 2024
13.00 hrs.

University of Amsterdam

This work is part of the
Light Management in
New Photovoltaics Materials
(LMPV) program at
NWO-Institute AMOLF, and the
University of Amsterdam,
the Netherlands

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