27 November 2009
Dr Gareth Wakefield
Thin films of low refractive index nanoparticles are being developed for use as anti-reflection coatings for solar cells and displays. Although these films are deposited as a single layer, the comparison between a simple theoretical model and the experimental data shows that the coating cannot be treated as a such, but rather as a layer with an unknown refractive index gradient. Approaches to modelling the reflectance from such coatings are sought. Such approaches would allow model refractive index gradients to be fitted to the experimental data and would allow better understanding of how the structure of the films develops during fabrication.
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