Efficiency-Limiting Recombination Mechanisms in High-Quality Crystalline Silicon for Solar Cells
|Abstract||Recent technology advancements in photovoltaics have enabled crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells to establish outstanding photoconversion efficiency records. Remarkable progresses in research and development have been made both on the silicon feedstock quality as well as the technology required for surface passivation, the two dominant sources of performance loss via recombination of photo-generated charge carriers within advanced solar cell architectures.
As these two aspects of the solar cell framework improve, the need for a thorough analysis of their respective contribution under varying operation conditions has emerged along with challenges related to the lack of sensitivity of available characterization techniques. The main objec... (more)
|Contributor||Bernardini, Simone (Author) / Bertoni, Mariana I (Advisor) / Coletti, Gianluca (Committee member) / Bowden, Stuart (Committee member) / Alford, Terry (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Subject||Materials Science / Energy / Engineering / defects / photovoltaics / recombination / silicon / solar cells / surface passivation|
|Note||Doctoral Dissertation Materials Science and Engineering 2018|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|