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

@article{Fields2016TheFM,
  title={The formation mechanism for printed silver-contacts for silicon solar cells},
  author={J. Fields and M. I. Ahmad and V. L. Pool and J. Yu and D. V. Van Campen and P. Parilla and M. Toney and Maikel F. A. M. van Hest},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  year={2016},
  volume={7}
}
  • J. Fields, M. I. Ahmad, +5 authors Maikel F. A. M. van Hest
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine, Materials Science, Biology
  • Nature Communications
  • 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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