Nanotech 2009 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2009 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2009: Biofuels, Renewable Energy, Coatings, Fluidics and Compact Modeling

Solar and PV Technologies Chapter 3

Thin film solar cell based on microcrystalline nanostructure silicon grown in low temperature condition

Authors: Y.B. Chung, J.S. Lim, J.K. Kim, N.M. Hwang, H. Kim, Y.J. Park

Affilation: Seoul National University, Korea

Pages: 134 - 136

Keywords: HWCVD, microcrystalline silicon, solar cell, photoconductivity

High quality microcrystalline silicon thin film grown by Hot-Wire Chemical Vapor Deposition(HWCVD) and subsequently manufactured solar cells are presented. Intrinsic layer photoconductivity data is provided for one of the film quality measures, and the result is about 3 times higher than previously reported best record. We propose two-step microcrystalline silicon film growth mechanism, in which silicon nanoparticles are formed in the gas phase and subsequently incorporated into a solid film on glass substrates.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-1784-1
Pages: 694
Hardcopy: $179.95