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|Title:||Characterization of evaporated solid-phase crystallized silicon thin-film solar cells on glass|
|Citation:||Liu, F., Romero, M.J., Jones, K.M., Kunz, O., Wong, J., Reedy, R.C., Aberle, A.G., Al-Jassim, M.M. (2009). Characterization of evaporated solid-phase crystallized silicon thin-film solar cells on glass. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference : 000445-000449. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411644|
|Abstract:||Following our previous study on the material-quality limiting factors of evaporated solid-phase crystallized (SPC) poly-Si thin films fabricated on planar glass for photovoltaic applications, we extend our study to investigate the impurity levels, optical properties, transport properties, and device performance of so-called "EVA" (EVAporated Si) solar cells. These potentially cost-effective cells are systematically characterized with electron microscopy-based techniques, external quantum efficiency, and standard current-voltage measurements. We conclude that 5% efficient cells are now attainable, and much room remains for further improving device performance. We are confident that 10%-efficient EVA solar cells will be realized in the future, with proper metallization schemes, good light trapping, and improved poly-Si film quality. ©2009 IEEE.|
|Source Title:||Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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