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Recombination and Trapping in Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells

Macdonald, D


In broad terms, this thesis is concerned with the measurement and interpretation of carrier lifetimes in multicrystalline silicon. An understanding of these lifetimes in turn leads to a clearer picture of the limiting mechanisms in solar cells made with this promising material, and points to possible paths for improvement. The work falls into three broad categories: gettering, trapping and recombination. A further section discusses a powerful new technique for characterising impurities in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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