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dc.contributor.authorSliz, Rafal
dc.contributor.authorAhnood, Arman
dc.contributor.authorNathan, Arokia
dc.contributor.authorMyllyla, Risto
dc.contributor.authorJabbour, Ghassan E.
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-25T14:46:20Z
dc.date.available2015-05-25T14:46:20Z
dc.date.issued2012-06-01
dc.identifier.citationSliz, Rafal, Arman Ahnood, Arokia Nathan, Risto Myllyla, and Ghassan Jabbour. "Characterization of microcrystalline I-layer for solar cells prepared in low temperature-plastic compatible process." In SPIE Photonics Europe, pp. 84381E-84381E. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2012
dc.identifier.doi10.1117/12.922302
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/555708
dc.description.abstractMicrocrystalline silicon (mc-Si) films deposited using a Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition (PECVD) process constitute an important material for manufacturing low-cost, large-area thin-film devices, such as solar cells or thin-film transistors. Although the deposition of electronic-grade mc-Si using the PECVD process is now well established, the high substrate temperature required (∼ 300◦C) does not lend itself to electronic devices with flexible form factors fabricated on low-cost plastic substrates. In this study, we first investigated an intrinsic mc-Si layer deposited at plastic-compatible substrate temperatures (150◦C) by characterising the properties of the film and then evaluated its applicability to p-i-n solar cells though device characterisation. When the performance of the solar cell was correlated with film properties, it was found that, although it compared unfavourably with mc-Si deposited at higher temperatures, it remained a very promising option. Nonetheless, further development is required to increase the overall efficiency of mc-Si flexible solar cells.
dc.publisherSPIE-Intl Soc Optical Eng
dc.relation.urlhttp://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1316618
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Proceedings of SPIE
dc.titleCharacterization of microcrystalline I-layer for solar cells prepared in low temperature - plastic compatible process
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Solar Center (KSC)
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalPhotonics for Solar Energy Systems IV
dc.conference.date2012-04-16 to 2012-04-18
dc.conference.namePhotonics for Solar Energy Systems IV
dc.conference.locationBrussels, BEL
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dc.contributor.institutionOptoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Laboratory, University of Oulu, Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 3, 90570 Oulu, Finland
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics, Cambridge University, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FA, UK
kaust.personJabbour, Ghassan E.
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