Defect generation, advanced crystallization, and characterization methods for high-quality solar-cell silicon

@inproceedings{Sabatino2013DefectGA,
  title={Defect generation, advanced crystallization, and characterization methods for high-quality solar-cell silicon},
  author={Marisa di Sabatino and Gaute Stokkan},
  year={2013}
}
Silicon is the dominant material for production of solar cells. Research work constantly aims at improving the quality of the silicon materials to achieve higher solar-cell conversion efficiencies. It has been demonstrated that defects and impurities, often rising during the silicon ingot production and due to the presence of impurity sources throughout the silicon solar-cell value chain (e.g. silicon feedstock, crucible and coating, furnace atmosphere, etc.), have a detrimental effect on… CONTINUE READING