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Realization of microscale detection and localization of low light emitting spots in monocrystalline silicon solar cells
Author(s): Dinara Dallaeva; Pavel Tománek; Pavel Škarvada; Lubomír Grmela
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Paper Abstract

We report on detection and localization of imperfections in silicon solar cell bulk and surface with sub-micrometer resolution. To obtain this resolution, a family of imaging techniques including SNOM, SEM and AFM is often separately used for this purpose. In this paper we combine several of these proximal methods together, because each of them brings complimentary information about the imperfection. First, we note that SNOM images often contain distortions due to the interaction of the probe tip and sample. Therefore, we look for the possibility to circumvent this weakness and obtain more realistic images. In our experiments, we take advantage of the fact that defects or imperfections in silicon solar cell structures under reverse-bias voltage exhibit microscale low light emitting spots, and we apply an improved SNOM measurement to localize these spots. As a result, this system allows a localization and measurement of low light emission on microscale. Consequently, the size and shape of imperfections can also be determined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9450, Photonics, Devices, and Systems VI, 94501O (6 January 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2069504
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Dinara Dallaeva, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Pavel Tománek, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Pavel Škarvada, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Lubomír Grmela, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9450:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems VI
Pavel Tománek; Dagmar Senderáková; Petr Páta, Editor(s)

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