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Influence of PH3 exposure on silicon substrate morphology in the MOVPE growth of III-V on silicon multijunction solar cells
Año:2013
Áreas de investigación
  • Tecnología electrónica y de las comunicaciones
Datos
Descripción
Dual-junction solar cells formed by a GaAsP or GaInP top cell and a silicon bottom cell seem to be attractive candidates to materialize the long sought-for integration of III-V materials on silicon for photovoltaic applications. One of the first issues to be considered in the development of this structure will be the strategy to create the silicon emitter of the bottom subcell. In this study, we explore the possibility of forming the silicon emitter by phosphorus diffusion (i.e. exposing the wafer to PH3 in a MOVPE reactor) and still obtain good surface morphologies to achieve a successful III-V heteroepitaxy as occurs in conventional III-V on germanium solar cell technology. Consequently, we explore the parameter space (PH3 partial pressure, time and temperature) that is needed to create optimized emitter designs and assess the impact of such treatments on surface morphology using atomic force microscopy. Although a strong degradation of surface morphology caused by prolonged exposure of silicon to PH3 is corroborated, it is also shown that subsequent anneals under H-2 can recover silicon surface morphology and minimize its RMS roughness and the presence of pits and spikes.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS
ISSN
0022-3727
Factor de impacto JCR
2,544
Información de impacto
Volumen
46
DOI
10.1088/0022-3727/46/44/445104
Número de revista
44
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Participantes
  • Autor: Elisa Garcia-Tabares Valdivieso (UPM)
  • Autor: Ivan Garcia Vara (UPM)
  • Autor: d. martin
  • Autor: Ignacio Rey-Stolle Prado (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Semiconductores III-V
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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