Growth and properties of glow-discharge hydrogenated amorphous silicon-carbon alloys from silane-propane mixtures

A. Qayyum, J. I B Wilson, K. Ibrahim, S. K. Al-Sabbagh, U. Eicker

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Abstract

We have investigated films with the required wider bandgap and a low Fermi level density of states for use in solar cells, even with large concentrations of propane in the gas mixture. The hydrogen is predominantly bonded to silicon atoms despite the production of higher hydrocarbons and mixed species by the plasma. Boron-doped films incorporated into tandem p-i-n cells do improve their blue spectral response but have yet to be optimized. © 1980.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-226
Number of pages6
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume164
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1988

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    Qayyum, A., Wilson, J. I. B., Ibrahim, K., Al-Sabbagh, S. K., & Eicker, U. (1988). Growth and properties of glow-discharge hydrogenated amorphous silicon-carbon alloys from silane-propane mixtures. Thin Solid Films, 164(C), 221-226.