Publication detail

Analysis of fluctuation processes in forward-biased solar cells using noise spectroscopy

MACKŮ, R. KOKTAVÝ, P.

Original Title

Analysis of fluctuation processes in forward-biased solar cells using noise spectroscopy

English Title

Analysis of fluctuation processes in forward-biased solar cells using noise spectroscopy

Type

journal article - other

Language

en

Original Abstract

The manufacturing technology of n+p solar cells currently features a very high level of perfection. Its further development appears to be limited by amongst other issues imperfect diagnostic methods. The objective of our research consists in non-destructive studies of processes that influence specimen life and reliability. To this end, we are going to employ noisebased analysis methods. These methods are closely related to some specimen bulk imperfections, crystal-lattice-defectinduced traps, local-stress-subjected regions and, finally, breakdowns, which might bring about specimen destruction. Based on a detailed study and understanding of transport processes, regions in which noise is generated can be identified and appropriate technological measures can be proposed and adopted. Our research focuses, first of all, on the structures, which are inhomogeneous in their nature and are difficult to diagnose. On the basis of our experiments carried out to date, it has been established that the noise signal arises as a consequence of several concurrent processes. A noise model has been worked out and a mathematical description of separate noise source behaviour has been suggested. Our model includes the shot noise, the 1/f noise and a 1/f2 spectrum type noise and provides an account of the unconventional behaviour of solar cells.

English abstract

The manufacturing technology of n+p solar cells currently features a very high level of perfection. Its further development appears to be limited by amongst other issues imperfect diagnostic methods. The objective of our research consists in non-destructive studies of processes that influence specimen life and reliability. To this end, we are going to employ noisebased analysis methods. These methods are closely related to some specimen bulk imperfections, crystal-lattice-defectinduced traps, local-stress-subjected regions and, finally, breakdowns, which might bring about specimen destruction. Based on a detailed study and understanding of transport processes, regions in which noise is generated can be identified and appropriate technological measures can be proposed and adopted. Our research focuses, first of all, on the structures, which are inhomogeneous in their nature and are difficult to diagnose. On the basis of our experiments carried out to date, it has been established that the noise signal arises as a consequence of several concurrent processes. A noise model has been worked out and a mathematical description of separate noise source behaviour has been suggested. Our model includes the shot noise, the 1/f noise and a 1/f2 spectrum type noise and provides an account of the unconventional behaviour of solar cells.

Keywords

1/f noise, non-destructive diagnostic, power spectral noise density, solar cells, transport mechanism

RIV year

2010

Released

04.06.2010

Publisher

Wiley InterScience

Location

Weinheim

Pages from

2387

Pages to

2394

Pages count

8

BibTex


@article{BUT49811,
  author="Robert {Macků} and Pavel {Koktavý}",
  title="Analysis of fluctuation processes in forward-biased solar cells using noise spectroscopy",
  annote="The manufacturing technology of n+p solar cells currently features a very high level of perfection. Its further development
appears to be limited by amongst other issues imperfect diagnostic methods. The objective of our research consists in
non-destructive studies of processes that influence specimen life and reliability. To this end, we are going to employ noisebased
analysis methods. These methods are closely related to some specimen bulk imperfections, crystal-lattice-defectinduced
traps, local-stress-subjected regions and, finally, breakdowns, which might bring about specimen destruction.
Based on a detailed study and understanding of transport processes, regions in which noise is generated can be identified
and appropriate technological measures can be proposed and adopted. Our research focuses, first of all, on the structures,
which are inhomogeneous in their nature and are difficult to diagnose. On the basis of our experiments carried out to date, it
has been established that the noise signal arises as a consequence of several concurrent processes. A noise model
has been worked out and a mathematical description of separate noise source behaviour has been suggested. Our model includes
the shot noise, the 1/f noise and a 1/f2 spectrum type noise and provides an account of the unconventional behaviour of solar cells.",
  address="Wiley InterScience",
  chapter="49811",
  institution="Wiley InterScience",
  journal="Physica status solidi (a)",
  number="10",
  volume="207",
  year="2010",
  month="june",
  pages="2387--2394",
  publisher="Wiley InterScience",
  type="journal article - other"
}