Graded Layer Modification for High Efficiency Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon-Germanium Solar Cells

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Hydrogenated amorphous silicon-germanium (a-SiGe:H) solar cells are fabricated with different thicknesses of the i/n graded layer and profiling shapes for appropriate band gap profiling. Comparison of the solar parameters between the U-shape profiling and the exponential shape (E-shape) profiling has been carried out at the same total thickness. In the U-shape profiling, as the thickness of the i/n graded layer increase, the fill factor (FF) and open circuit voltage (V-oc) of p-i-n single-junction a-SiGe:H solar cells increase, but the short circuit current (J(sc)) of cells decreases. In the E-shape profiling, the J(sc) of the a-SiGe:H cell is enhanced without significant losses in V-oc. For further analysis, a modified E-shape profiling is incorporated in a-Si:H/a-SiGe:H double-junction cells, which has resulted in the improvement of V-oc and FF of double-junction cells to 1.67 V and 0.753, respectively, without significant reduction in J(sc, SiGe)(QE), 12.58 mA/cm(2). (C) 2012 The Japan Society of Applied Physics
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JAPAN SOC APPLIED PHYSICS
Issue Date
2012-10
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English
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JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, v.51, no.10

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0021-4922
DOI
10.1143/JJAP.51.10NB16
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http://hdl.handle.net/10203/103090
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