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Nanocrystalline Undoped Silicon Films Produce by Hot Wire Plasma Assisted Technique

  • Isabel M.M. Ferreira (a1), Rodrigo F. P. Martins (a1), Ana M. F. Cabrita (a1), Elvira M. C. Fortunato (a1) and Paula Vilarinho (a2)...

Abstract

In this work, we show results concerning electro-optical properties, composition and morphology of nanocrystalline hydrogenated undoped silicon (nc-Si:H) films produced by hot wire plasma assisted chemical vapour deposition process (HWPA-CVD) and exhibiting a compact granular structure, as revealed by SEM micrographs. This was also inferred by infrared spectra, which does not present the SiO vibration band located at 1050-1200 cm-1, even when samples have long atmospheric exposition. The photoconductivity measured at room temperature also does not change when samples have a long time exposition to the air or to the light irradiation. The influence of hydrogen dilution on the properties of the films was also investigated.

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