Microstructurally Engineered p-layers for Obtaining High Open-Circuit Voltages in a-Si:H n-i-p Solar Cells

Joshua Pearce 4 PAGES (3203 WORDS) Article
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A study was carded out with the goal of obtaining high open circuit voltages (Voc) in a-Si:H n-i-p solar cells, taking into account the evolutionary nature of the microstructure of the p-layers during growth. It is found that cells with players in the protocrystalline Si:H growth regime give the highest values of Voc not those with microcrystalline Si:H p-layers. Evidence for this conclusion is presented whereby Voc is related directly to the microstructure of the p-layers, as characterized using spectroscopic ellipsometry, atomic force microscopy, and electrical measurements. The results clarify the origins of (i) inconsistencies associated with attributing high Voc in n-i-p cells to the microcrystallinity of the p-layers, as well as (ii) the inability to obtain similarly high values in p-i-n superstrate cells. Because the microstructure of p-type protocrystalline Si:H depends on that of the underlying i-layer, it is not possible to optimize the cell parameters based on an understanding of the process unless detailed characterization of the p-layer in the actual cell configuration is performed.

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APA

Joshua, P (2019). Microstructurally Engineered p-layers for Obtaining High Open-Circuit Voltages in a-Si:H n-i-p Solar Cells. Afribary.com: Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/microstructurally-engineered-p-layers-for-obtaining-high-open-circuit-voltages-in-a-si-h-n-i-p-solar-cells

MLA 8th

Pearce, Joshua. "Microstructurally Engineered p-layers for Obtaining High Open-Circuit Voltages in a-Si:H n-i-p Solar Cells" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 22 Apr. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/microstructurally-engineered-p-layers-for-obtaining-high-open-circuit-voltages-in-a-si-h-n-i-p-solar-cells . Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

MLA7

Pearce, Joshua. "Microstructurally Engineered p-layers for Obtaining High Open-Circuit Voltages in a-Si:H n-i-p Solar Cells". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 22 Apr. 2019. Web. 28 Feb. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/microstructurally-engineered-p-layers-for-obtaining-high-open-circuit-voltages-in-a-si-h-n-i-p-solar-cells >.

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Pearce, Joshua. "Microstructurally Engineered p-layers for Obtaining High Open-Circuit Voltages in a-Si:H n-i-p Solar Cells" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed February 28, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/microstructurally-engineered-p-layers-for-obtaining-high-open-circuit-voltages-in-a-si-h-n-i-p-solar-cells