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|Title:||Surface passivation of phosphorus-diffused n +-type emitters by plasma-assisted atomic-layer deposited Al 2O 3||Authors:||Hoex, B.
van de Sanden, M.C.M.
|Issue Date:||Jan-2012||Citation:||Hoex, B., van de Sanden, M.C.M., Schmidt, J., Brendel, R., Kessels, W.M.M. (2012-01). Surface passivation of phosphorus-diffused n +-type emitters by plasma-assisted atomic-layer deposited Al 2O 3. Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters 6 (1) : 4-6. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201105445||Abstract:||In recent years Al 2O 3 has received tremendous interest in the photovoltaic community for the application as surface passivation layer for crystalline silicon. Especially p-type c-Si surfaces are very effectively passivated by Al 2O 3, including p-type emitters, due to the high fixed negative charge in the Al 2O 3 film. In this Letter we show that Al 2O 3 prepared by plasma-assisted atomic layer deposition (ALD) can actually provide a good level of surface passivation for highly doped n-type emitters in the range of 10-100 Ω/sq with implied-V oc values up to 680 mV. For n-type emitters in the range of 100-200 Ω/sq the implied-V oc drops to a value of 600 mV for a 200 Ω/sq emitter, indicating a decreased level of surface passivation. For even lighter doped n-type surfaces the passivation quality increases again to implied-V oc values well above 700 mV. Hence, the results presented here indicate that within a certain doping range, highly doped n- and p-type surfaces can be passivated simultaneously by Al 2O 3. © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.||Source Title:||Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/114871||ISSN:||18626254||DOI:||10.1002/pssr.201105445|
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