Nanotech 2003 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2003 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

Semiconductors Chapter 1

Nanoscale Control of Light-induced Degradation in Amorphous Silicon

Authors: K. Shirai, Y. Yamazaki, H. Katayama-Yoshida

Affilation: ISIR, Osaka University, Japan

Pages: 12 - 15

Keywords: light-induced degradation, amorphous silicon, solar cell, molecular dynamics simulation

The major problem of amorphous silicon solar cell is the light-induced degration. A recent experiment shows that this problem may be solved by a CN treatment. In this paper, microscopic mechanism of this CN treatment is studied theoretically. On the basis of the mechanism which we found, nanoscale atomic manupilation is proposed in order to achieve irradiation-resistive solar cells.

ISBN: 0-9728422-1-7
Pages: 600

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