Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411644
Title: Characterization of evaporated solid-phase crystallized silicon thin-film solar cells on glass
Authors: Liu, F.
Romero, M.J.
Jones, K.M.
Kunz, O.
Wong, J.
Reedy, R.C.
Aberle, A.G. 
Al-Jassim, M.M.
Issue Date: 2009
Source: 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
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/69585
ISBN: 9781424429509
ISSN: 01608371
DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411644
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