Progress in Large Area Photovoltaic Devices Based on Amorphous Silicon Alloys
Photovoltaic devices based on amorphous alloys of silicon with H and/or F have recently generated substantial interest in the photovoltaic community and the larger solid state physics and electronics communities as well. These developments have been reviewed recently by D. Carlson of RCA Labs(1). It was Carlson’s early collaboration with C. Wronski(2) which served to rekindle scientific and technological interest in a-Si:H produced by the glow discharge induced decomposition of SiH4 gas and the deposition of Si-rich fragments of this gas onto substrates held at 200–300°C(3–5).
KeywordsGlow Discharge Amorphous Alloy Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Device Short Circuit Current
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