TITLE

Structure adjustment during high-deposition-rate growth of microcrystalline silicon solar cells

AUTHOR(S)
Mai, Y.; Klein, S.; Geng, X.; Finger, F.
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/4/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 14, p2839
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Preparation of microcrystalline silicon for solar cell applications is investigated under high-pressure, high-power conditions with plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition at 95 MHz. It is found that the deposition rate depends mainly on the amount of silane in the reaction zone. Changes in the discharge power affect the deposition rate very little. This points to silane depletion under these process conditions. The amount of H radicals, on the other hand, increases with increasing discharge power and leads to structure changes of the material. Making use of this effect, optimum phase mixture material at the transition from highly crystalline to amorphous growth can be deposited at considerably higher deposition rates without loss in solar cell performance.
ACCESSION #
14713367

 

Related Articles

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics