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A characterisation of electronic properties of alkaline texturized polycrystalline silicon solar cells using IBIC

AM Jakob, D Spemann, R Thies, J Barzola-Quiquia, J Vogt, T Butz

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms | Elsevier | Published : 2011


In this study, electronic properties of p-type alkaline texturized polycrystalline silicon solar cells were investigated using ion beam induced charge (IBIC) analysis. With this technique, quantitative information on electronic diffusion lengths and average electronic capture cross sections of lattice defects generated by high energy protons were obtained. Angular-resolved IBIC analysis was used to quantify the electronic diffusion lengths. For this purpose, the experimental data were fitted using a simulation based on the Ramo-Shockley-Gunn (RSG) theorem and the assumption of an abrupt pn-junction. In order to determine the average electronic capture cross section of proton-induced lattice ..

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