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    DescriptionToday'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.


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    Title
    Physics and Technology of Amorphous-crystalline Heterostructure Silicon Solar Cells
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Wilfried G. J. H. M. Van Sark, Edited by Lars Korte, Edited by Francesco Roca
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 604
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783642222740
    ISBN 10: 3642222749
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    BIC subject category V2: TJFD
    BISAC V2.8: TEC021000
    BIC subject category V2: THRH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16830
    LC classification: TA
    Abridged Dewey: 620
    BISAC V2.8: TEC030000, SCI050000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 620.11295
    Libri: OPTI2000, ENER4072, SOLA1700, SOLA2200, SOLA4000, SONN1500
    DC23: 621.472
    LC classification: TA1750-1750.22, TA418.9.T45, TA418.7-418.76, TA1501-1820, TA401-492, QC350-467
    Thema V1.0: TJFD, THR
    Edition statement
    2011
    Illustrations note
    biography
    Publisher
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
    Imprint name
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
    Publication date
    27 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Berlin
    Back cover copy
    The challenge of developing photovoltaic (PV) technology to a cost-competitive alternative for established energy sources can be achieved using simple, high-throughput mass-production compatible processes. Issues to be addressed for large scale PV deployment in large power plants or in building integrated applications are enhancing the performance of solar energy systems by increasing solar cell efficiency, using low amounts of materials which are durable, stable, and abundant on earth, and reducing manufacturing and installation cost. 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 photogenerated electrons and holes are generated; 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.
    Table of contents
    Foreword.- Introduction.- Status of heterojunction solar cell R&D.- Basic features of Heterojunctions illustrated by selected experimental methods and results.- Deposition methods of thin film silicon.- Electronic properties of ultrathin a-Si:H layers and the a-Si:H/c-Si interface.- Degradation of (bulk and thin film) a-Si and interface passivation.- Photoluminescence and electroluminescence for a Si:H/c Si device and interface characterization.- Deposition and properties of transparent conductive oxides.- Metallization and formation of contacts.- Electrical and optical characterization of a-Si:H/c Si cells.- Wet-chemical pre-treatment of c Si for a-Si:H/c-Si heterojunctions.- Theory of heterojunctions and the determination of band offsets from electrical measurements.- Modeling and simulation of a Si:H/c Si cells.- Surface passivation using ALD Al2O3.- Introduction to AFORS-HET.- Hands-on experience with simulation tools.- a-Si:H/c-Si heterojunction and other high efficiency solar cells: a comparison.- Rear contact cells.- Progress in systematic industrialization of Hetero-Junction-based Solar Cell technology.