Volume 5, 2014
Topical issue: Photovoltaic Technical Conference (PVTC 2013)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||16 July 2014|
Substrate and p-layer effects on polymorphous silicon solar cells
LPICM, CNRS, École Polytechnique, 91128
2 Institute of Physics, ASCR v.v.i. Cukrovarnická, Prague, Czech Republic
Accepted: 11 June 2014
Published online: 16 July 2014
The influence of textured transparent conducting oxide (TCO) substrate and p-layer on the performance of single-junction hydrogenated polymorphous silicon (pm-Si:H) solar cells has been addressed. Comparative studies were performed using p-i-n devices with identical i/n-layers and back reflectors fabricated on textured Asahi U-type fluorine-doped SnO2, low-pressure chemical vapor deposited (LPCVD) boron-doped ZnO and sputtered/etched aluminum-doped ZnO substrates. The p-layers were hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbon and microcrystalline silicon oxide. As expected, the type of TCO and p-layer both have a great influence on the initial conversion efficiency of the solar cells. However they have no effect on the defect density of the pm-Si:H absorber layer.
© Abolmasov et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2014
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.