Publication detail

Non-destructive Characterization of Micro-sized Defects in the Solar Cell Structure

MACKŮ, R. KOKTAVÝ, P. ŠKARVADA, P.

Original Title

Non-destructive Characterization of Micro-sized Defects in the Solar Cell Structure

English Title

Non-destructive Characterization of Micro-sized Defects in the Solar Cell Structure

Type

abstract

Language

en

Original Abstract

This article discusses the issue of noise measurements application for the quality assessment of the solar cells themselves and production technology alike. The main focus of our research is the random n-level (in most case just two-level) impulse noise, usually referred to as microplasma noise. This noise was found to be in a direct consequence of local breakdowns in micro-sized regions and brings about a reduction of lifetime or a destruction of the pn junction. Non-destructive measurement methodology as presented here is suitable for testing of a large number of various semiconductor devices not only for solar cells. In this paper experimental measurement of noise signals in the frequency and time domain is presented. Furthermore the microplasma noise behaviour and defect geometry is discussed.

English abstract

This article discusses the issue of noise measurements application for the quality assessment of the solar cells themselves and production technology alike. The main focus of our research is the random n-level (in most case just two-level) impulse noise, usually referred to as microplasma noise. This noise was found to be in a direct consequence of local breakdowns in micro-sized regions and brings about a reduction of lifetime or a destruction of the pn junction. Non-destructive measurement methodology as presented here is suitable for testing of a large number of various semiconductor devices not only for solar cells. In this paper experimental measurement of noise signals in the frequency and time domain is presented. Furthermore the microplasma noise behaviour and defect geometry is discussed.

Keywords

Solar cell, Microplasma noise, Non-destructive testing, Local defect

Released

28.06.2010

Publisher

Vutium

Location

Brno

ISBN

978-80-214-4112-5

Book

Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture - Abstract Booklet

Edition

1

Edition number

1

Pages from

169

Pages to

169

Pages count

1

BibTex


@misc{BUT61038,
  author="Robert {Macků} and Pavel {Koktavý} and Pavel {Škarvada}",
  title="Non-destructive Characterization of Micro-sized Defects in the Solar Cell Structure",
  annote="This article discusses the issue of noise measurements application for the quality assessment of the solar cells themselves and production technology alike. The main focus of our research is the random n-level (in most case just two-level) impulse noise, usually referred to as microplasma noise. This noise was found to be in a direct consequence of local breakdowns in micro-sized regions and brings about a reduction of lifetime or a destruction of the pn junction. Non-destructive measurement methodology as presented here is suitable for testing of a large number of various semiconductor devices not only for solar cells. In this paper experimental measurement of noise signals in the frequency and time domain is presented. Furthermore the microplasma noise behaviour and defect geometry is discussed.",
  address="Vutium",
  booktitle="Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture - Abstract Booklet",
  chapter="61038",
  edition="1",
  institution="Vutium",
  year="2010",
  month="june",
  pages="169--169",
  publisher="Vutium",
  type="abstract"
}