The formation mechanism for printed silver-contacts for silicon solar cells

@inproceedings{Fields2016TheFM,
  title={The formation mechanism for printed silver-contacts for silicon solar cells},
  author={Jeremy D. Fields and Md Imteyaz Ahmad and Vanessa Vanessa L. Pool and Jiafan Yu and Douglas G Van Campen and Philip A Parilla and Michael F Toney and Maikel F. A. M. van Hest},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2016}
}
Screen-printing provides an economically attractive means for making Ag electrical contacts to Si solar cells, but the use of Ag substantiates a significant manufacturing cost, and the glass frit used in the paste to enable contact formation contains Pb. To achieve optimal electrical performance and to develop pastes with alternative, abundant and non-toxic materials, a better understanding the contact formation process during firing is required. Here, we use in situ X-ray diffraction during… CONTINUE READING
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