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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
TCAD for PV: A fast method for accurately modelling metal impurity evolution during solar cell processing.
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil),
  • Electronic devices,
  • Materials for electric engineering and electronics,
  • Technologies of integration for engineering and electronics
Information
Abstract
Coupled device and process silumation tools, collectively known as technology computer-aided design (TCAD), have been used in the integrated circuit industry for over 30 years. These tools allow researchers to quickly converge on optimized devide designs and manufacturing processes with minimal experimental expenditures. The PV industry has been slower to adopt these tools, but is quickly developing competency in using them. This paper introduces a predictive defect engineering paradigm and simulation tool, while demonstrating its effectiveness at increasing the performance and throughput of current industrial processes. the impurity-to-efficiency (I2E) simulator is a coupled process and device simulation tool that links wafer material purity, processing parameters and cell desigh to device performance. The tool has been validated with experimental data and used successfully with partners in industry. The simulator has also been deployed in a free web-accessible applet, which is available for use by the industrial and academic communities.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
Photovoltaics International
ISBN
8750-1473
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
15
Journal number
From page
91
To page
98
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: D.M. Powel
  • Autor: D. Fenning
  • Autor: J. Hofstetter
  • Autor: J.F. Lelievre
  • Autor: Carlos del Cañizo Nadal (UPM)
  • Autor: T. Buonassisi
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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