Antireflective Coating Nanocrystalline α-Fe2O3 Layer for Solar Cell Applications

Antireflective Coating Nanocrystalline α-Fe2O3 Layer for Solar Cell Applications

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Author(s): Marwa Fathy, Ahmed I. Omran, Waheed A. Badway

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.985 366 868 127-132 Volume 5 - Mar 2016


A new antireflective nano-coating of α-Fe2O3 for glass surfaces using dip-coating technique working in the visible and near infrared optical spectrum was developed and characterized. α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles were synthesized by hydrothermal process. Thermal transformation strategy is designed to transfer β-FeOOH into α-Fe2O3. The structure and morphology of the iron oxide nanoparticles were analyzed by XRD, FTIR, and SEM. Optical properties of antireflective coatings (ARC) deposited from ethanolic solution of α-Fe2O3 have been characterized. 93.4 % optical transmittance using optimal dip coating conditions (dipping rate – 3 cm/10 sec, coating time – 5min, and temperature – 25 ºC) for annealed powder at 300 °C for 1 hr.


Antireflective coating, α-Fe2O3, dip coating, optical properties


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