Panigrahi, Jagannath and Panwar, Vandana and Singh, Rajbir and Singh, P. K. (2017) Atomic layer deposited dielectric and/or semiconducting oxide bilayers for crystalline silicon surface passivation. In: Energy Procedia. Elsevier, 7th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics (SiliconPV), 302-306. ISBN 1876-6102

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This study deals with the silicon surface passivation by thermal ALD deposited oxides bilayer of HfO2/Al2O3 as well as single layer of Al rich ZnO (AZO) in the form of ZnO and Al2O3 multilayers. A significant improvement in the effective minority carrier lifetime (tau(eff)similar to 1.3ms) of n-type Si is observed after deposition of HfO2(5nm)/Al2O3(5nm)/Si compared to that of the single layer Al2O3(10nm)/Si (similar to 0.6ms). Better surface passivation is due to a significant increase in the effective charge density in the bilayer system. Also, the sequence of the dielectric layers is found to play an important role in the quality and effectiveness of the passivation. Further, high tau(eff) (similar to 1.5ms) is also realized for p-type Si passivated by ALD deposited AZO films as compared to single layer of pure ZnO (similar to 35 mu s) when annealed in hydrogen ambient at 450 degrees C for 30mins.

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Materials Science
Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
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