Recent advances and remaining challenges in thin-film silicon photovoltaic technology

  title={Recent advances and remaining challenges in thin-film silicon photovoltaic technology},
  author={Fanny Meillaud and Mathieu Boccard and Gr{\'e}gory Bugnon and Matthieu Despeisse and Simon H{\"a}nni and F.-J. Haug and J. Persoz},
This contribution reviews some of the latest achievements and challenges in thin-film silicon photovoltaic (PV) technology based on amorphous and nanocrystalline silicon and their alloys. We address material and device developments, including (i) improved plasma deposition processes to achieve high-quality dense absorber materials; (ii) absorber layers based on silicon tetrafluoride, which lead to enhanced absorption in the near-infrared and yield outstanding short-circuit current densities… CONTINUE READING


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