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EBIC and luminescence studies of defects in solar cells.
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PMID:  18561253     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Electron beam-induced current (EBIC) can be used to detect electronic irregularities in solar cells, such as shunts and precipitates, and to perform physical characterization of defects by, e.g. measuring the temperature dependence of their recombination activity. Recently also luminescence methods such as electroluminescence (EL) and photoluminescence (PL) have been shown to provide useful information on crystal defects in solar cells. In this contribution it will be shown that the combined application of EBIC, EL and PL may deliver useful information on the presence and on the physical properties of crystal defects in silicon solar cells. Also pre-breakdown sites in multicrystalline cells can be investigated by reverse-bias EL and by microplasma-type EBIC, in comparison with lock-in thermography investigations.
O Breitenstein; J Bauer; M Kittler; T Arguirov; W Seifert
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scanning     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0161-0457     ISO Abbreviation:  Scanning     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Aug
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Created Date:  2008-08-18     Completed Date:  2008-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903371     Medline TA:  Scanning     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Weinberg 2, Halle, Germany.
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