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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Enhanced iron gettering by short, optimized low-temperature annealing after phosphorus emitter diffusion for industrial silicon solar cell processing
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Electronic devices,
  • Silicon,
  • Solar cells,
  • Technology of devices for engineering
Information
Abstract
The introduction of a low-temperature (LT) tail after P emitter diffusion was shown to lead to considerable improvements in electron lifetime and solar cell performance by different researchers. So far, the drawback of the investigated extended gettering treatments has been the lack of knowledge about optimum annealing times and temperatures and the important increase in processing time. In this manuscript, we calculate optimum annealing temperatures of Fe-contaminated Si wafers for different annealing durations. Subsequently, it is shown theoretically and experimentally that a relatively short LT tail of 15 min can lead to a significant reduction of interstitial Fe and an increase in electron lifetime. Finally, we calculate the potential improvement of solar cell efficiency when such a short-tail extended P diffusion gettering is included in an industrial fabrication process.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
Physica Status Solidi (c)
ISBN
1610-1642
Impact factor JCR
0
Impact info
Volume
8
10.1002/pssc.201000334
Journal number
3
From page
759
To page
762
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: J. Hofstetter
  • Autor: Jean Francoise Lelievre . (UPM)
  • Autor: D.P. Fenning
  • Autor: M.I. Bertoni
  • Autor: T. Buonassisi
  • Autor: Antonio Luque Lopez (UPM)
  • Autor: Carlos del Cañizo Nadal (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Silicio y Nuevos Conceptos para Células Solares
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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