Engineering Materials

Physics and Technology of Amorphous-Crystalline Heterostructure Silicon Solar Cells

Editors: van Sark, Wilfried G. J. H. M., Korte, Lars, Roca, Francesco (Eds.)

  • Updated state-of-the art of heterojunction thin film solar cell research
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  • Recent research in Physics and Technology of Amorphous-Crystalline Heterostructure Silicon Solar Cells
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Today’s solar cell multi-GW market is dominated by crystalline silicon (c-Si) wafer technology, however new cell concepts are entering the market. One very promising solar cell design to answer these needs is the silicon hetero-junction solar cell, of which the emitter and back surface field are basically produced by a low temperature growth of ultra-thin layers of amorphous silicon. In this design, amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) constitutes both „emitter“ and „base-contact/back surface field“ on both sides of a thin crystalline silicon wafer-base (c-Si) where the electrons and holes are photogenerated; at the same time, a-Si:H passivates the c-Si surface. Recently, cell efficiencies above 23% have been demonstrated for such solar cells.

 

In this book, the editors present an overview of the state-of-the-art in physics and technology of amorphous-crystalline heterostructure silicon solar cells. The heterojunction concept is introduced, processes and resulting properties of the materials used in the cell and their heterointerfaces are discussed and characterization techniques and simulation tools are presented.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction – Physics and Technology of Amorphous-Crystalline Heterostructure Silicon Solar Cells

    Sark, Wilfried (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Heterojunction Silicon Based Solar Cells

    Zeman, Miro (et al.)

    Pages 13-43

  • Wet-Chemical Conditioning of Silicon Substrates for a-Si:H/c-Si Heterojunctions

    Angermann, Heike (et al.)

    Pages 45-94

  • Electrochemical Passivation and Modification of c-Si surfaces

    Rappich, Jörg

    Pages 95-130

  • Deposition Techniques and Processes Involved in the Growth of Amorphous and Microcrystalline Silicon Thin Films

    Roca i Cabarrocas, Pere

    Pages 131-160

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physics and Technology of Amorphous-Crystalline Heterostructure Silicon Solar Cells
Editors
  • Wilfried G. J. H. M. van Sark
  • Lars Korte
  • Francesco Roca
Series Title
Engineering Materials
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22275-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22275-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22274-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27007-9
Series ISSN
1612-1317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 582
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