This work deals with the characterization of nanocrystalline (nc) silicon films, grown using the plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD) process based on a lowvoltage– high-current arc discharge plasma named LEPECVD (low-energy PECVD). The structural, electrical and chemical properties of the LEPECVD grown films have been studied as a function of the deposition parameters (substrate temperature, growth rate, silane dilution). The results show that the films consist of elongated nanocrystals along the /11 1Sdirection, embedded in an amorphous matrix. The crystallite size along the /1 11S direction is in the range of 9-20 nm. The volume fraction of crystallinity (wc) varies between 51% and 78%, depending on preparation conditions. Conductivity values of the order of 10 6O 1 cm 1 for the layers were measured, making the material suitable for the p–i–n junction application.

Acciarri, M., Binetti, S., Bollani, M., Fumagalli, L., Pizzini, S., von Kanel, H. (2005). Nanocrystalline silicon film grown by LEPECVD for photovoltaic applications. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 87, 11-24 [10.1016/j.solmat.2004.09.012].

Nanocrystalline silicon film grown by LEPECVD for photovoltaic applications

ACCIARRI, MAURIZIO FILIPPO;BINETTI, SIMONA OLGA;Pizzini,S;
2005

Abstract

This work deals with the characterization of nanocrystalline (nc) silicon films, grown using the plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD) process based on a lowvoltage– high-current arc discharge plasma named LEPECVD (low-energy PECVD). The structural, electrical and chemical properties of the LEPECVD grown films have been studied as a function of the deposition parameters (substrate temperature, growth rate, silane dilution). The results show that the films consist of elongated nanocrystals along the /11 1Sdirection, embedded in an amorphous matrix. The crystallite size along the /1 11S direction is in the range of 9-20 nm. The volume fraction of crystallinity (wc) varies between 51% and 78%, depending on preparation conditions. Conductivity values of the order of 10 6O 1 cm 1 for the layers were measured, making the material suitable for the p–i–n junction application.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Nanocrystalline; Chemical vapour deposition
English
11
24
Acciarri, M., Binetti, S., Bollani, M., Fumagalli, L., Pizzini, S., von Kanel, H. (2005). Nanocrystalline silicon film grown by LEPECVD for photovoltaic applications. SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 87, 11-24 [10.1016/j.solmat.2004.09.012].
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/10281/14967
Citazioni
  • Scopus 26
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 20
Social impact