Gettering and Defect Engineering in Semiconductor Technology XIII

Volumes 156-158

doi: 10.4028/

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Authors: Otwin Breitenstein, Jan Bauer, Pietro P. Altermatt, Klaus Ramspeck

Abstract: The current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of most industrial silicon solar cells deviate rather strongly from the exponential behavior...

Authors: Mariana I. Bertoni, Clémence Colin, Tonio Buonassisi

Abstract: Dislocations are known to be among the most deleterious performance-limiting defects in multicrystalline silicon (mc-Si) based solar cells....

Authors: Jun Chen, Bin Chen, Woong Lee, Masayuki Fukuzawa, Masayoshi Yamada, Takashi Sekiguchi

Abstract: We report the electrical, structural and mechanical properties of grain boundaries (GBs) in multicrystalline Si (mc-Si) based on...

Authors: Antti Haarahiltunen, Ville Vähänissi, Marko Yli-Koski, H. Talvitie, Hele Savin

Abstract: Iron precipitation in multicrystalline silicon has been modeled aiming at the optimization of intrinsic gettering of iron in...

Authors: Hans Joachim Möller, Claudia Funke, Jan Bauer, S. Köstner, H. Straube, Otwin Breitenstein

Abstract: This work introduces two different approaches to explain the growth of silicon carbide (SiC) filaments, found in the bulk material and in...

Authors: M. Holla, Tzanimir Arguirov, Winfried Seifert, Martin Kittler

Abstract: We report on the optical and mechanical properties of Si3N4 inclusions, formed in the upper part of mc-Si blocks during the crystallization...

Authors: Lutz Raabe, Jan Ehrig, Sindy Würzner, Olf Pätzold, Michael Stelter, Hans Joachim Möller

Abstract: The influence of the CO concentration in the gas phase on the distribution of carbon in Bridgman-grown, multicrystalline silicon is studied....

Authors: B.R. Mansfield, David E.J. Armstrong, Peter R. Wilshaw, John D. Murphy

Abstract: As the thickness of multi-crystalline silicon solar cells continues to reduce, understanding the mechanical properties of the material is of...


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