Nico Tucher

Doctoral Candidate, Division Solar Cells - Development and Characterization

Research focus

  • Micro- and nanostructured functional surfaces
  • Structure replication by nanoimprint lithography and other microreplication processes
  • Optical and topographical characterization of micro and nanostructured surfaces
  • Wave optical modeling
  • Optical modelling:
    • silicon solar cells and textured sheets
    • wave optical approaches
    • combination of wave and ray optical approaches

Curriculum vitae

since 2013 Doctoral candidate at the Fraunhofer ISE, Doctoral student at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany (Prof. Claas Müller)
2012-2013 Researcher at Fraunhofer ISC in Würzburg working on the fabrication of microstructures via two-photon-polymerisation
2011 Diplom-Physiker, Thesis on the "Realization of a two-photon-absorption-tool for the fabrication of hybrid polymer 3D structures"
2006-2011 Studies of Physics at the Westfälische-Wilhelms-University, Münster, Germany

Publications

YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2019Broadband Antireflection Mie Scatterers Revisited - a Solar Cell and Module Analysis
Stevens, L.; Tucher, N.; Höhn, O.; Hauser, H.; Müller, C.; Bläsi, B.
Journal Article
2019Energy yield analysis of textured perovskite silicon tandem solar cells and modules
Tucher, Nico; Höhn, Oliver; Narasimha Murthy, Jayanth; Martínez Sánchez, Juan Francisco; Steiner, Marc; Armbruster, Alfons; Lorenz, Elke; Bläsi, Benedikt; Goldschmidt, Jan Christoph
Journal Article
2018Advanced module optics of textured perovskite silicon tandem solar cells
Tucher, N.; Höhn, O.; Bläsi, B.; Goldschmidt, J.C.
Conference Paper
2018Field stitching approach for the wave optical modeling of black silicon structures
Tucher, N.; Gebrewold, H.T.; Bläsi, B.
Journal Article
2018Light scattering at random pyramid textures: Effects beyond geometric optics
Höhn, O.; Tucher, N.; Richter, A.; Hermle, M.; Bläsi, B.
Conference Paper
2018Nanoimprinted sol-gel materials for antireflective structures on silicon solar cells
Stevens, L.; Hauser, H.; Höhn, O.; Tucher, N.; Wellens, C.; Jahn, R.; Glaubitt, W.; Müller, C.; Bläsi, B.
Conference Paper
2018Optical modeling of structured silicon-based tandem solar cells and module stacks
Tucher, N.; Höhn, O.; Goldschmidt, C.; Bläsi, B.
Journal Article
2018Photonic structures for III-V and perovskite - Si multi junction solar cells: Presentation held at Matheon-Workshop "11th Annual Meeting Photonic Devices" 2018, Berlin, Germany, 08.02.2018-09.02.2018
Höhn, O.; Tucher, N.; Goldschmidt, J.C.; Bläsi, B.
Presentation
2018Photonic structures for III-V//Si multi-junction solar cells with efficiency >33%
Bläsi, B.; Höhn, O.; Hauser, H.; Tucher, N.; Cariou, R.; Benick, J.; Feldmann, F.; Beutel, P.; Lackner, D.; Siefer, G.; Glunz, S.W.; Bett, A.W.; Dimroth, F.; Hermle, M.
Conference Paper
2018Theoretical study of pyramid sizes and scattering effects in silicon photovoltaic module stacks
Höhn, O.; Tucher, N.; Bläsi, B.
Journal Article
2017Analysis of photonic structures for silicon solar cells
Tucher, Nico; Paul, O.; Müller, C.; Glunz, S.
Dissertation
2017Angle dependence of solar cells and modules: The role of cell texturization
Geisemeyer, I.; Tucher, N.; Müller, B.; Steinkemper, H.; Hohl-Ebinger, J.; Schubert, M.C.; Warta, W.
Journal Article
2017Angle-dependent reflectance of isotextured silicon
Alapont Sabater, A.; Greulich, J.; Tucher, N.; Bläsi, B.; Glunz, S.W.
Conference Paper
2017Characterizing the degradation of PDMS stamps in nanoimprint lithography
Tucher, N.; Höhn, O.; Hauser, H.; Müller, C.; Bläsi, B.
Journal Article
2017Comprehensive analysis of optical texture properties at solar cell and module level using the OPTOS formalism: Presentation held at 7th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics, SiliconPV 2017, Freiburg
Tucher, N.; Müller, B.; Jakob, P.; Eisenlohr, J.; Höhn, O.; Hauser, H.; Goldschmidt, J.C.; Hermle, M.; Bläsi, B.
Presentation
2017Impact of Front Side Pyramid Size on the Light Trapping Performance of Wafer Based Silicon Solar Cells and Modules
Höhn, O.; Tucher, N.; Bläsi, B.
Conference Paper
2017Interference and nanoimprint lithography for the patterning of large areas
Tucher, N.; Hauser, H.; Höhn, O.; Kübler, V.; Wellens, C.; Müller, C.; Bläsi, B.
Conference Paper
2017Optical analysis of a III-V-nanowire-array-on-Si dual junction solar cell
Chen, Yang; Höhn, Oliver; Tucher, Nico; Pistol, Mats-Erik; Anttu, Nicklas
Journal Article
2017Optical performance of the honeycomb texture - a cell and module level analysis using the OPTOS formalism
Tucher, N.; Müller, B.; Jakob, P.; Eisenlohr, J.; Höhn, O.; Hauser, H.; Goldschmidt, J.C.; Hermle, M.; Bläsi, B.
Journal Article
2017Towards Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cells with Optimized Optical Properties
Goldschmidt, J.G.; Bett, A.J.; Schulze, P.S.C.; Tucher, N.; Bivour, M.; Kohlstädt, M.; Lee, S.; Mastroianni, S.; Mundt, L.; Mundus, M.; Ndione, P.; Wienands, K.; Winkler, K.; Würfel, U.; Hermle, M.; Glunz, S.W.
Conference Paper
2016Efficiency increase of crystalline silicon solar cells with nanoimprinted rear side gratings for enhanced light trapping
Eisenlohr, J.; Tucher, N.; Hauser, H.; Graf, M.; Benick, J.; Bläsi, B.; Goldschmidt, J.C.; Hermle, M.
Journal Article
2016Efficient optical analysis of surface texture combinations for silicon solar cells
Tucher, N.; Eisenlohr, J.; Kiefel, P.; Gebrewold, H.; Höhn, O.; Hauser, H.; Müller, C.; Goldschmidt, J.C.; Bläsi, B.
Conference Paper
2016Large area patterning using interference and nanoimprint lithography
Bläsi, B.; Tucher, N.; Höhn, O.; Kübler, V.; Kroyer, T.; Wellens, C.; Hauser, H.
Conference Paper
2016Monolithic perovskite silicon tandem solar cells with advanced optics
Goldschmidt, J.C.; Bett, A.J.; Bivour, M.; Bläsi, B.; Eisenlohr, J.; Kohlstädt, M.; Lee, S.; Mastroianni, S.; Mundt, L.; Mundus, M.; Ndione, P.; Reichel, C.; Schubert, M.; Schulze, P.S.C.; Tucher, N.; Veit, C.; Veurman, W.; Wienands, K.; Winkler, K.; Würfel, U.; Glunz, S.W.; Hermle, M.
Conference Paper
2016Nanoparticle scattering for multijunction solar cells
Mellor, A.; Hylton, N.P.; Höhn, O.; Wellens, C.; Hauser, H.; Thomas, T.; Al-Saleh, Y.; Tucher, N.; Oliva, E.; Bläsi, B.; Ekins-Daukes, N.J.; Maier, S.A.
Conference Paper
2016Optical Modeling of Honeycomb Textures for Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells
Peters, I.; Hauser, H.; Tucher, N.; Bläsi, B.
Journal Article
2016Optical simulation of photovoltaic modules with multiple textured interfaces using the matrix-based formalism OPTOS
Tucher, N.; Eisenlohr, J.; Gebrewold, H.; Kiefel, P.; Höhn, O.; Hauser, H.; Goldschmidt, J.C.; Bläsi, B.
Journal Article
2016Rear side gratings for silicon solar cells: Efficiency enhancement finally demonstrated
Bläsi, B.; Tucher, N.; Eisenlohr, J.; Lee, B.G.; Benick, J.; Hauser, H.; Hermle, M.; Goldschmidt, J.C.
Conference Paper
20153D optical simulation formalism OPTOS for textured silicon solar cells
Tucher, N.; Eisenlohr, J.; Kiefel, P.; Höhn, O.; Hauser, H.; Peters, M.; Müller, C.; Goldschmidt, J.C.; Bläsi, B.
Journal Article
2015Crystalline silicon solar cells with enhanced light trapping via rear side diffraction grating
Tucher, N.; Eisenlohr, J.; Hauser, H.; Benick, J.; Graf, M.; Müller, C.; Hermle, M.; Goldschmidt, J.C.; Bläsi, B.
Journal Article
2015Development of nanoimprint processes for photovoltaic applications
Hauser, H.; Tucher, N.; Tokai, K.; Schneider, P.; Wellens, C.; Volk, A.; Seitz, S.; Benick, J.; Barke, S.; Dimroth, F.; Müller, C.; Glinsner, T.; Bläsi, B.
Journal Article
2015Development of NIL processes for PV applications
Hauser, H.; Tucher, N.; Tokai, K.; Schneider, P.; Wellens, C.; Volk, A.; Barke, S.; Müller, C.; Glinsner, T.; Bläsi, B.
Conference Paper
2015Honeycomb structure on multicrystalline silicon Al-BSF solar cell with 17.8% efficiency
Volk, A.-K.; Tucher, N.; Seiffe, J.; Hauser, H.; Zimmer, M.; Bläsi, B.; Hofmann, M.; Rentsch, J.
Journal Article
2015Matrix formalism for light propagation and absorption in thick textured optical sheets
Eisenlohr, J.; Tucher, N.; Höhn, O.; Hauser, H.; Peters, M.; Kiefel, P.; Goldschmidt, J.C.; Bläsi, B.
Journal Article
2015Optical properties of textured sheets. An efficient matrix-based modelling approach
Tucher, N.; Eisenlohr, J.; Kiefel, P.; Höhn, O.; Hauser, H.; Peters, M.; Müller, C.; Goldschmidt, J.C.; Bläsi, B.
Conference Paper
2015Two-photon polymerization of inorganic-organic polymers for biomedical and microoptical applications
Burmeister, Frank; Steenhusen, Sönke; Houbertz, Ruth; Asche, T.S.; Nickel, J.; Nolte, Stefan; Tucher, Nico; Josten, P.; Obel, Kerstin; Wolter, Herbert; Fessel, S.; Schneider, A.M.; Gärtner, K.-H.; Beck, C.; Behrens, P.; Tünnermann, Andreas; Walles, Heike
Book Article
2015A versatile formalism for optical simulation of textured sheets
Tucher, N.; Eisenlohr, J.; Goldschmidt, J.C.; Bläsi, B.
Journal Article
2014Large-area honeycomb texturing of Si-solar cells via nanoimprint lithography
Tucher, N.; Volk, A.; Seiffe, J.; Hauser, H.; Müller, C.; Bläsi, B.
Conference Paper
2014Novel light trapping concepts for crystalline silicon solar cells using diffractive rear side structures
Eisenlohr, J.; Tucher, N.; Bett, A.; Hauser, H.; Graf, M.; Benick, J.; Goldschmidt, J.; Bläsi, B.; Hermle, M.
Conference Paper
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.