Sharma, Mansi and Chaudhary, Deepika and Sudhakar, S. and Kumar, Sushil (2021) Intrinsic Sub-Nanocrystalline Silicon Thin Films: Active Layer for Solar Cells. Silicon , 13 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1876-990X

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The study presents the typical aspects of silicon thin films in terms of growth under variation of applied power using Radio frequency Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition technique (RF-PECVD). The corresponding material found to maintain the typical properties of amorphous nature without compensating the structural modification in terms of crystallinity and has been defined as a material having the "sub-nanocrystalline phase". Characterizations like, UV-Visible spectroscopy, Photoluminescence and Temperature dependent conductivity was used to effectively map the structural details along with electrical and optical properties. The optical bandgap of the films found to be vary from 1.77 eV to 1.99 eV with typical photoresponse variations in the range 10(3) to 10(1). At 30 W applied power, the transition regime observed with the formation of sub-nanocrystallites. The analysis of such phase reveals the superior optoelectronic properties. This article suggests the suitability of sub-nanocrystalline silicon thin films to replace hydrogenated amorphous silicon in various applications.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Springer Verlag.
Subjects: Multidisciplinary
Materials Science
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Depositing User: Mr. Yogesh Joshi
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 11:28
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2022 11:28

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