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dc.contributor.authorCuevas, Andres
dc.contributor.authorWan, Yimao
dc.contributor.authorYan, Di
dc.contributor.authorSamundsett, Christian
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xinyu
dc.contributor.authorCui, Jie
dc.contributor.authorBullock, James
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-14T13:37:05Z
dc.date.available2018-05-14T13:37:05Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-02
dc.identifier.citationCuevas A, Wan Y, Yan D, Samundsett C, Allen T, et al. (2018) Carrier population control and surface passivation in solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 184: 38–47. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2018.04.026.
dc.identifier.issn0927-0248
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.solmat.2018.04.026
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627842
dc.description.abstractControlling the concentration of charge carriers near the surface is essential for solar cells. It permits to form regions with selective conductivity for either electrons or holes and it also helps to reduce the rate at which they recombine. Chemical passivation of the surfaces is equally important, and it can be combined with population control to implement carrier-selective, passivating contacts for solar cells. This paper discusses different approaches to suppress surface recombination and to manipulate the concentration of carriers by means of doping, work function and charge. It also describes some of the many surface-passivating contacts that are being developed for silicon solar cells, restricted to experiments performed by the authors.
dc.description.sponsorshipA significant part of the work presented here has been conducted in collaboration with Ali Javey and co-workers at the University of California at Berkeley (USA), Stefaan De Wolf and co-workers at KAUST (Saudi Arabia), and Christophe Ballif and co-workers at EPFL (Switzerland), the latter also including Stefaan De Wolf before 2016. Josephine McKeon contributed to some of the experimental work at the ANU. We are also indebted to Daniel Macdonald, Sieu Pheng Phang and co-workers at the ANU for synergistic scientific and technological research on silicon solar cells. Funding from the Australian Government via ARENA (project RND003), ACAP (project on "Passivated contacts") and the ARC (DP150104331) is gratefully acknowledged.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927024818302010
dc.subjectSurface passivation
dc.subjectCarrier-selective contacts
dc.subjectSilicon solar cells
dc.titleCarrier population control and surface passivation in solar cells
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Solar Center (KSC)
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
dc.contributor.institutionResearch School of Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra 2601, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionR&D Centre, Jinko Solar Co., Ltd., Haining 314400, China
dc.contributor.institutionThe Boston Consulting Group, 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
kaust.personAllen, Thomas


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