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Boron liquid solution deposited by spray method for p-type emitter formation in crystalline Si solar cells
Author(s): Piotr Panek; Barbara Swatowska; Wojciech Dawidowski; Mari Juel; Paweł Zięba
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the fabrication of n-type crystalline Si based solar cell using boron liquid solution (BLS) deposited by spray method for p-type emitter formation. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) was used for the analysis of surface composition and electronic states of elements at the glass layer of dopant (GLD) obtained from BLS. The investigation of the borosilicate glass layer (BSG) created on a base of GLD during diffusion process were carried out by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The diffusion profiles were determined by secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and electrochemical capacitance-voltage (EC-V) techniques, whereas the solar cells were characterized by the light current-voltage (I-V) and spectral measurements. The influence of a doping process on a minority carrier lifetime of the Si wafers was detected by quasi-steady-state photoconductance technique. Application of the elaborated BSL allowed to obtain the p-type Si emitters from BSG layer which exhibits unproblematic etching behaviour after diffusion process and final fabrication of the solar cells with the fill factor of 74% and photoconversion efficiency of 13.04 %. The elaborated BLS is a source which offers an attractive practicable alternative to form emitters on the n-type Si substrate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10175, Electron Technology Conference 2016, 101750V (22 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2261693
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Piotr Panek, Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science (Poland)
Barbara Swatowska, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
Wojciech Dawidowski, Wroclaw Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
Mari Juel, Stiftelsen SINTEF (Norway)
Paweł Zięba, Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10175:
Electron Technology Conference 2016
Barbara Swatowska; Wojciech Maziarz; Tadeusz Pisarkiewicz; Wojciech Kucewicz, Editor(s)

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