Hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbon alloys for solar cells

Giuseppina Ambrosone, Ubaldo Coscia, Stefano Lettieri, Pasqualino Maddalena, Carlo Privato, Sergio Ferrero

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Hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbon films were grown by PECVD from silane/methane gas mixtures by fixing the methane ratio in the gas phase and by changing the rf power and pressure. The effects of the discharge parameters on the optical, electrical and structural properties were investigated. These effects were attributed to the variation of carbon content in the film. The analyses enabled us to determine the optimal growth conditions to produce a-SiC:H materials, suitable in solar cell applications, with a good photosensitivity and low defect density of states. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349 - 353
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Ambrosone, G., Coscia, U., Lettieri, S., Maddalena, P., Privato, C., & Ferrero, S. (2002). Hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbon alloys for solar cells. Thin Solid Films, 403-404, 349 - 353. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-6090(01)01646-7