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Effect of thermal annealing on characteristics of polycrystalline silicon used for solar cells

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 March 2011

Xianfang Gou
Affiliation:
Beijing Soalr Energy Research Institute, HaiDian District, Hua YuanLu3#, Beijing, china
Xudong Li
Affiliation:
Beijing Soalr Energy Research Institute, HaiDian District, Hua YuanLu3#, Beijing, china
Ying xu
Affiliation:
Beijing Soalr Energy Research Institute, HaiDian District, Hua YuanLu3#, Beijing, china
Xinqing Liang
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, UC Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street Santa Curz, CA 95064
Yuwen Zhao
Affiliation:
Beijing Soalr Energy Research Institute, HaiDian District, Hua YuanLu3#, Beijing, china
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Abstract

Behavior of oxygen, carbon and minority-carrier lifetimes of multi-crystalline silicon (mc-Si) has been investigated by means of FTIR and QSSPCD after three step annealing. For comparison, the annealing of czochralski (CZ) silicon was also carried out under the same conditions. The results revalted that oxygen and carbon concentration pf mc-Si had a larger decrease than that of CZ -Si, which means the more oxygen precipitates in mc-Si were generated. High density defects of mc-Si such as grain boundaries and dislocations accelerated formation of oxygen precipates and defect complex compounds are generated after three step annealing, which could be suction center of defect, that reduced carrier decentralized recombination centers that resulted in improvement of lifetime of wafer. Tendency of difference of lifetime was correlated with interior structure of crystalline silicon.

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Copyright © Materials Research Society 2009

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