Preprocessing heat treatment of metal-insulator-semiconductor solar cells

Wong, Dick Y. F.; Lam, Y. W.
April 1986
Applied Physics Letters;4/14/1986, Vol. 48 Issue 15, p981
Academic Journal
Degradation in performance is reported of metal-insulator-semiconductor solar cells after isochronal and isothermal preprocessing heat treatment. Apart from the bulk lifetime degradation, an enhanced surface recombination is also observed. This is believed to be the first time that degradation in cell performance is reported which is solely due to the heat treatment and not related to the effect of diffusion.


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