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n- and p-type silicon solar cells with molybdenum oxide hole contacts

James Bullock, Di Yan, Andres Cuevas, Yimao Wan, Christian Samundsett, G Hahn (ed.)

5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SILICON PHOTOVOLTAICS, SILICONPV 2015 | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2015

Abstract

This paper provides an experimental proof-of-concept for simple solar cell designs on n- and p-type crystalline silicon (c-Si) substrates which utilise sub-stoichiometric MoOx (x < 3) films to collect holes. The n-type cell design (referred to as 'moly-poly') features a planar rear SiOx / poly-Si(n+) stack with a planar front SiOx / MoOx / ITO stack. We demonstrate an un-optimised conversion efficiency of ∼16.7±1% for a 3 x 3 cm cell using a simple 10-step fabrication procedure. The p-type cell design (referred to as 'moly-BSR') is comprised of a simple SiNx passivated, textured, front phosphorus diffusion with a rear MoOx / Ag hole contact. A conversion efficiency of ∼16.4±1% is achieved fo..

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