Survey of dopant-free carrier-selective contacts for silicon solar cells

James Bullock, Yimao Wan, Mark Hettick, Jonas Geissbuhler, Alison J. Ong, Daisuke Kiriya, Di Yan, Thomas Allen, Jun Peng, Xinyu Zhang, Carolin M. Sutter-Fella, Stefaan De Wolf, Christophe Ballif, Andres Cuevas, Ali Javey

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Abstract

In recent years a significant amount of effort has been devoted towards the development of dopant-free carrier selective contacts for crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells. This short manuscript surveys a range of materials which have the potential to induce carrier-selectivity when applied to c-Si, including metals, metal oxides, alkali / alkaline earth metal salts, and organic conductors. Simple Ohmic test structures are used to assess the selectivity of these materials, that is, hole contacts are tested on p-type c-Si and electron contacts on n-type c-Si. Among these alternatives, a number of systems with exceptional potential are identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages210-214
Number of pages5
Volume2016-November
ISBN (Electronic)9781509027248
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016 - Portland, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2016Jun 10 2016

Other

Other43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period06/5/1606/10/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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