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The Interpretation of the Constant Photocurrent Method in Terms of Deep Defect Density of States in A-SI.H

  • Frank Siebke (a1) and Helmut Stiebig (a1)

Abstract

The constant photocurrent Method (CPM) is often used to measure the sub-bandgap absorption for the determination of the defect density. However, the absolute value of the derived defect density depends on the method of data analysis and the calibration factor. Normally the calibration factor is obtained from electron spin resonance (ESR) but the defect pool model gives rise to doubt whether ESR detects the same defects as CPm. Therefore, we propose combined total-yield photoelectron spectroscopy (TYPES) and CPM Measurements on n-type a-Si:H to determine the calibration factor. Furthermore, we calculate CPM spectra by extending an approach to simulate photoconductivity, taking into account the full set of optical transitions, and compare the results with standard evaluation Methods.

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The Interpretation of the Constant Photocurrent Method in Terms of Deep Defect Density of States in A-SI.H

  • Frank Siebke (a1) and Helmut Stiebig (a1)

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