Correlation between SiH2/SiH and light-induced degradation of p-i-n hydrogenated amorphous silicon solar cells

Kimitaka Keya, Takashi Kojima, Yoshihiro Torigoe, Susumu Toko, Daisuke Yamashita, Hyunwoong Seo, Naho Itagaki, Kazunori Koga, Masaharu Shiratani

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Abstract

We have measured the hydrogen content ratio I SiH2/I SiH associated with Si-H2 and Si-H bonds in p-i-n (PIN) a-Si:H solar cells by Raman spectroscopy. With decreasing I SiH2/I SiH, the efficiency, short-circuit current density, open-circuit voltage, and fill factor of PIN a-Si:H solar cells after light soaking tend to increase. Namely, I SiH2/I SiH correlates well with light-induced degradation of the cells. While a single I-layer has a low I SiH2/I SiH of 0.03-0.09, a PIN cell has I SiH2/I SiH = 0.18 because many Si-H2 bonds exist in the P-layer and at the P/I interface of the PIN solar cells. To realize PIN solar cells with higher stability, we must suppress Si-H2 bond formation in the P-layer and at the P/I interface.

Original languageEnglish
Article number07LE03
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume55
Issue number7S2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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