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A magnesium/amorphous silicon passivating contact for n-type crystalline silicon solar cells

Wan, Yimao; Samundsett, Christian; Yan, Di; Allen, Thomas; Peng, Jun; Cui, Jie (Jason); Zhang, Xinyu; Bullock, James; Cuevas, Andres


Among the metals, magnesium has one of the lowest work functions, with a value of 3.7 eV. This makes it very suitable to form an electron-conductive cathode contact for silicon solar cells. We present here the experimental demonstration of an amorphous silicon/magnesium/aluminium (a-Si:H/Mg/Al) passivating contact for silicon solar cells. The conduction properties of a thermally evaporated Mg/Al contact structure on n-type crystalline silicon (c-Si) are investigated, achieving a low resistivity...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1063/1.4962960
Access Rights: Open Access


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