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Precipitated iron: A limit on gettering efficacy in multicrystalline silicon
Año:2013
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingeniería eléctrica, electrónica y automática,
  • Dispositivos electrónicos,
  • Materiales para ingeniería eléctrica y electrónica
Datos
Descripción
A phosphorus diffusion gettering model is used to examine the efficacy of a standard gettering process on interstitial and precipitated iron in multicrystalline silicon. The model predicts a large concentration of precipitated iron remaining after standard gettering for most as-grown iron distributions. Although changes in the precipitated iron distribution are predicted to be small, the simulated post-processing interstitial iron concentration is predicted to depend strongly on the as-grown distribution of precipitates, indicating that precipitates must be considered as internal sources of contamination during processing. To inform and validate the model, the iron distributions before and after a standard phosphorus diffusion step are studied in samples from the bottom, middle, and top of an intentionally Fe-contaminated laboratory ingot. A census of iron-silicide precipitates taken by synchrotron-based X-ray fluorescence microscopy confirms the presence of a high density of iron-silicide precipitates both before and after phosphorus diffusion. A comparable precipitated iron distribution was measured in a sister wafer after hydrogenation during a firing step. The similar distributions of precipitated iron seen after each step in the solar cell process confirm that the effect of standard gettering on precipitated iron is strongly limited as predicted by simulation. Good agreement between the experimental and simulated data supports the hypothesis that gettering kinetics is governed by not only the total iron concentration but also by the distribution of precipitated iron. Finally, future directions based on the modeling are suggested for the improvement of effective minority carrier lifetime in multicrystalline silicon solar cells.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Journal of Applied Physics
ISSN
0021-8979
Factor de impacto JCR
2,21
Información de impacto
Volumen
113
DOI
Número de revista
Desde la página
044521-1
Hasta la página
044521-12
Mes
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Participantes
  • Autor: D.P. Fenning
  • Autor: J. Hofstetter
  • Autor: M.I. Bertoni
  • Autor: G. Coletti
  • Autor: B. Lai
  • Autor: Carlos del Cañizo Nadal (UPM)
  • Autor: T. Buonassisi
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • 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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