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Tan, H. (author), Sivec, L. (author), Yan, B. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
We show experimentally that the photocurrent of thin-film hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon (?c-Si:H) solar cells can be enhanced by 4.5?mA/cm2 with a plasmonic back reflector (BR). The light trapping performance is improved using plasmonic BR with broader angular scattering and lower parasitic absorption loss through tuning the size of...
journal article 2013
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Kind, R. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Rubinelli, F.A. (author), Solntsev, S. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
The performance of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) p-i-n solar cells is limited, as they contain a relatively high concentration of defects. The dark current voltage (JV) characteristics at low forward voltages of these devices are dominated by recombination processes. The recombination rate depends on the concentration of active...
journal article 2011
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Wank, M.A. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Kudlacek, P. (author), Van de Sanden, M.C.M. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
We have applied pulse-shaped biasing to the expanding thermal plasma deposition of hydrogenated amorphous silicon at substrate temperatures ? 200?°C and growth rates around 1 nm/s. Substrate voltage measurements and measurements with a retarding field energy analyzer demonstrate the achieved control over the ion energy distribution for...
journal article 2010
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Wank, M.A. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Van de Sanden, M.C.M. (author)
The surface roughness evolution of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) films has been studied using in situ spectroscopic ellipsometry for a temperature range of 150–400?°C. The effect of external rf substrate biasing on the coalescence phase is discussed and a removal/densification of a hydrogen-rich layer is suggested to explain the...
journal article 2009
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Pieters, B.E. (author), Stiebig, H. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author)
Microcrystalline silicon (?c-Si:H) is a promising material for application in multijunction thin-film solar cells. A detailed analysis of the optoelectronic properties is impeded by its complex microstructural properties. In this work we will focus on determining the mobility gap of ?c-Si:H material. Commonly a value of 1.1?eV is found, similar...
journal article 2009
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Khan, R.U.A. (author), Silva, S.R.P. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author)
Amorphous carbon (a-C) has been shown to be intrinsically p-type, and polymeric a-C (PAC) possesses a wide Tauc band gap of 2.6 eV. We have replaced the p-type amorphous silicon carbide layer of a standard amorphous silicon solar cell with an intrinsic ultrathin layer of PAC. The thickness of the p layer had to be reduced from 9 to 2.5 nm in...
journal article 2003
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