Date of Award
Senior Honors Thesis
College or School
Program or Major
Environmental Engineering: Industrial Processes
Photovoltaic cells utilize a semiconductor to harness the sun's energy, then conduct the energy by silver current collector lines to an energy storage device. To make photovoltaic cells less expensive and more energy efficient, silver-tin nanoparticles were researched to incorporate into the silver polymer paste that makes up current collector lines. The Ag-Sn alloy was synthesized by electrochemical deposition, and was then characterized by it's melting point and crystal structure.
Wilson, Rebecca, "Electrochemical Deposition of Ag-Sn Nanoparticles for Photovoltaic Current Collection Efficiency" (2012). Honors Theses and Capstones. 79.