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About the origin of low wafer performance and crystal defect generation on seed-cast growth of industrial mono-like silicon ingots
Año:2013
Áreas de investigación
  • Dispositivos electrónicos,
  • Materiales para ingeniería eléctrica y electrónica
Datos
Descripción
The era of the seed-cast grown monocrystalline-based silicon ingots is coming. Mono-like, pseudomono or quasimono wafers are product labels that can be nowadays found in the market, as a critical innovation for the photovoltaic industry. They integrate some of the most favorable features of the conventional silicon substrates for solar cells, so far, such as the high solar cell efficiency offered by the monocrystalline Czochralski-Si (Cz-Si) wafers and the lower cost, high productivity and full square-shape that characterize the well-known multicrystalline casting growth method. Nevertheless, this innovative crystal growth approach still faces a number of mass scale problems that need to be resolved, in order to gain a deep, 100% reliable and worldwide market: (i) extended defects formation during the growth process; (ii) optimization of the seed recycling; and (iii) parts of the ingots giving low solar cells performance, which directly affect the production costs and yield of this approach. Therefore, this paper presents a series of casting crystal growth experiments and characterization studies from ingots, wafers and cells manufactured in an industrial approach, showing the main sources of crystal defect formation, impurity enrichment and potential consequences at solar cell level. The previously mentioned technological drawbacks are directly addressed, proposing industrial actions to pave the way of this new wafer technology to high efficiency solar cells.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Progress in Photovoltaics
ISSN
1062-7995
Factor de impacto JCR
7,712
Información de impacto
Volumen
DOI
Número de revista
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1
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10
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Participantes
  • Autor: I. Guerrero
  • Autor: V. Parra
  • Autor: T. Carballo
  • Autor: A. Black
  • Autor: M. Miranda
  • Autor: D. Cancillo
  • Autor: B. Moralejo
  • Autor: J. Jiménez
  • Autor: J.F. Lelièvre
  • Autor: Carlos del Cañizo Nadal (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Silicio y Nuevos Conceptos para Células Solares
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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