Prof.dr. A.W. Weeber

Combination of Advanced Optical Modelling with Electrical Simulation for Performance Evaluation of Practical 4-terminal Perovskite/c-Si Tandem Modules

peer reviewed : Y

Energy Procedia (2016) 9 pagina's , p. 669-677


  • Dong Zhang
  • Wiljan Verhees
  • Maarten Dörenkämper
  • Weiming Qiu
  • Klaas Bakker
  • Astrid Gutjahr
  • Sjoerd Veenstra
  • Robert Gehlhaar
  • Ulrich W. Paetzold
  • Wim Soppe
  • Ingrid Romijn
  • L. J. Geerligs
  • Tom Aernouts
  • Arthur Weeber
Optimized Metal-Free Back Reflectors for High-Efficiency Open Rear c-Si Solar Cells

peer reviewed : Y

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics (2015) 7 pagina's , p. 34-40


  • A Ingenito
  • Stefan L. Luxembourg
  • Pierpaolo Spinelli
  • Ji Liu
  • JC Ortiz Lizcano
  • Arthur Weeber
  • O Isabella
  • M Zeman
A benchmarking study of the application of a distributed bragg reflector as back-reflector on n-pasha solar cells

peer reviewed : N

Proceedings of the 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (2015) 4 pagina's , p. 972-975


  • SL Luxembourg
  • P Spinelli
  • A Ingenito
  • J. Liu
  • O Isabella
  • M Zeman
  • AW Weeber


  • s.n.
Emission efficiency limit of Si nanocrystals

peer reviewed : Y

Scientific Reports (2015) 6 pagina's , p. 1-6


  • R Limpens
  • SL Luxembourg
  • AW Weeber
  • T Gregorkiewicz

Part-time Professor

Arthur Weeber was born in 1959 in Velsen, the Netherlands. In 1983 he finished his Masters in Physics at the University of Amsterdam in the field of solid-state physics. In 1987 he completed his Masters in Chemical Engineering at the same university with specialization anaerobic waste water treatments. After receiving his PhD in 1988 in Physics (topic amorphous alloys), also at the University of Amsterdam, he joined the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands ECN as a solid-state physicist with research topic positron annihilation. Since 1992 he is doing R&D on crystalline silicon PV technology and coordinated large national and internal projects with both academic partners and industry ones. After several years of being a senior manager at ECN he became senior scientist at the Solar Energy department in 2015. In the same year he started as part-time professor (0.2 fte) at Delft University of Technology in the Photovoltaic Materials and Devices group (department Electrical Sustainable Energy, faculty Electrical Engineering Mathematics. He also is lecturer Solar Energy within the EUREC Master Renewable Energy at the Hanze University of Applied Science.


Room:      LB03.200
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Prof. A. Weeber
Photovoltaic Materials and Devices
EWI Faculty - Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 4

Selection of publications

1.     Energy Procedia, Proceedings of the 1st-5th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics (SiliconPV 2011-2015) edited by Giso Hahn, Armin Aberle, Rolf Brendel, Andres Cuevas, Stefan Glunz, Jef Poortmans, Pierre-Jean Ribeyron, Ron Sinton and Arthur Weeber.

2.     A.W. WeeberEditorial to the Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics (SiliconPV 2014)

3.     P. Spinelli, F.O. Lenzmann, A.W. Weeber,  A. Polman, Effect of EVA encapsulation on antireflection properties of Mie nanoscatterers for c-Si solar cells, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics (IEEE) 5 (2015) 559.

4.     A. Ingenito, J.C. Ortiz Lizcano, S.L. Luxembourg, R. Santbergen, A.W. Weeber, O. Isabella, M. Zeman, Optimized back reflectors for rear diffused c-Si solar cells, Energy Procedia 55 (2014), 94.

5.     I. Cesar, N. Guillevin, A.R. Burgers, A.A. Mewe, M. Koppes, J. Anker, L.J. Geerligs, A.W. WeeberMERCURY: a back junction back contact front floating emitter cell with novel design for high efficiency and simplified processing, Energy Procedia 55 (2014) 633-642.

6.     L. E. Hintzsche, C. M. Fang, M. Marsman, G. Jordan, M. W. P. E. Lamers, A. W. Weeber, and G. Kresse, Defects and defect healing in amorphous Si3N4-xHy: An ab initio density functional theory study, Phys. Rev. B88 (2013) 155204.

7.     F.O. Lenzmann, M. van Lare, J. Salpakari, P. Spinelli, J.B. Notta, M.S. Dorenkamper, N.J. Bakker, A.W. Weeber, A. Polman, Plasmonic light-trapping in a-Si:H solar cells by front-side Ag nanoparticle arrays: A benchmarking study, Physica Status Solidi (a) 210 (2013) 1571.

8.     D. Zhang, I.A. Digdaya, R. Santbergen, R.A.C.M.M. van Swaaij, P.C.P. Bronsveld, M. Zeman, J.A.M. van Roosmalen, A.W. WeeberDesign and fabrication of a SiOx/ITO double-layer anti-reflective coating for heterojunction silicon solar cells, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 117 (2013) 132.

9.     Agnes A. Mewe, Maciej K. Stodolny, John A.M. van Roosmalen, Gaby J.M. Janssen, Martijn A. de Keijzer, and Arthur W. WeeberXIS: A Low-Current, High-Voltage Back-Junction Back-Contact Device, Presented at the SiliconPV 2013, Hamelen, Germany, 25-27 March 2013, Energy Procedia 38 (2013) 443.

10.  Machteld Lamers, Leif E. Hintzsche, Keith T.Butler, Per Erik Vullum, Chang-Ming Fang, Martijn Marsman, Gerald Jordan, John H. Harding, Georg Kresse, Arthur WeeberThe interface of a-SiNx:H and Si: Linking the nano-scale structure to passivation quality, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 120 (2014) 311

11.  L. E. Hintzsche, C. M. Fang, T. Watts, M. Marsman, G. Jordan, M. W. P. E. Lamers, A. W. Weeber, and G. Kresse, Density functional theory study of the structural and electronic properties of amorphous silicon nitrides: Si3N4−x:H, Physical Review B86 (2012) 235204.

12.  Keith T. Butler, John H. Harding, Machteld P. W. E. Lamers, and Arthur W. WeeberStoichiometrically graded SiNx for improved surface passivation in high performance solar cells, Journal of Applied Physics, 112 (2012), 094303,

13.  Machteld W.P.E. Lamers, Keith T. Butler, John H. Harding, Arthur WeeberInterface properties of a-SiNx:H/Si to improve surface passivation, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 106 (2012) 17.

14.  Machteld Lamers, Keith Butler, Per Erik Vullum, John Harding and Arthur WeeberCharacterization of a-SiNx:H layer: bulk properties, interface with Si and solar cell efficiency, Physica Status Solidi (a) 210 (2013) 658

15.  N. Guillevin, B.J.B. Heurtault, B.B Van Aken, I.J. Bennett, M.J. Jansen, L. Berkeveld, L.J. Geerligs, A.W. Weeber, J.H. Bultman, Hu Zhiyan, Li Gaofei, Zhao Wenchao, Wang Jianming, Wang Ziqian, Chen Yingle, Shen Yanlong, Chen Jianhui, Yu Bo, Tian Shuquan, Xiong Jingfeng, High efficiency n-type metal wrap through cells and modules, Energy Procedia 27 (2012) 610.

16.  M.W.P.E. Lamers, C. Tjengdrawira, M. Koppes, I.J. Bennett, E.E. Bende, T.P. Visser, E. Kossen, B. Brockholz, A.A. Mewe, I.G. Romijn, E. Sauar, L. Carnel, S. Julsrud, T. Naas, P.C. de Jong and A.W. Weeber17.9% back-bontacted mc-Si cells resulting in module efficiency of 17.0%, Prog. Photovolt.: Res. Appl. 20 (2012)  62

17.  V. Verlaan, A.D. Verkerk, W.M. Arnoldbik, C.H.M. van der Werf, R. Bakker, Z.S. Houweling, I.G. Romijn, D.M. Borsa, A.W. Weeber, S.L. Luxembourg, M. Zeman, H.F.W. Dekkers, R.E.I. Schropp, The effect of composition on the bond structure and refractive index of silicon nitride deposited by HWCVD and PECVD, Thin Solid Films, 517 (2009), 3499-3502.

18.  W.J. Soppe, H.C. Rieffe, A.W. WeeberBulk and surface passivation of silicon solar cells accomplished by silicon nitride deposited on industrial scale by microwave PECVD, Published in Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications (John Wiley & Sons Ltd.) 13 (2005) 551.

19.  J. Hong, W.M.M. Kessels, F.J.H. van Assche, H.C. Rieffe, W.J .Soppe, A.W. Weeber, M.C.M. van de Sanden, Bulk passivation of multicrystalline silicon solar cells induced by high-rate (> 1 nm/s) silicon nitride films, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Application; 11 (2003) 125.

20.  W.M.M. Kessels, J. Hong, F.J.H. van Assche, J.D. Moschner and T. Lauinger, W. J. Soppe, A.W. Weeber and M.C.M. van de Sanden, High-rate deposition of a-SiNx:H for photovoltaic applications by the expanding thermal plasmaJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A20 (2002) 1704.